Sunday, March 15, 2009

Alberta: 100% of research universities publish open access journals

Was just browsing DOAJ Canada and noticed that all 4 research universities in Alberta (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University) are publishing open access journals! Athabasca University is the early leader as the world's first university all-open-access publisher. Is Alberta the first jurisdiction to have OA publishing services available at every research university?

Kudos, Alberta!

IJPE readers - a meta post-about-this blogging bit, possibly of interest: this snippet is an aside from research that I am doing for a distance presentation for Danielle Dennie's science librarianship class at McGill University later this month. The full presentation will be self-archived in E-LIS and other venues when done. This particular observation is not directly relevant to this particular presentation, so what I am doing here is openly sharing this observation on-the-fly. I might eventually include this in a formal publication or presentation - or then again, it might never fit. This is one of the reasons why blogs like IJPE should be considered scholarly blogs - and libraries should be preserving them.