Faculty & OA at the UofS

This past November (2012) I invited all faculty members at the UofS to complete a short online survey on their publishing activities and opinions – specifically with reference to the growing importance of the open access movement.
One of the main objectives of this research study was to determine the current and emerging scholarly communications needs of researchers at the UofS; and how the University Library might support them in this area.
Preliminary analysis of the results indicates that there is already high awareness of, and support for, open access. The greatest need however, is in education and support for author rights issues such as negotiating copyright transfer agreements with publishers.
I will be presenting these results in a poster this week at the 2013 Canadian Library Association conference in Winnipeg (poster abstracts).
Interested in knowing more? You can download a pdf copy of my poster HERE.
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