Thursday, November 3 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Access to Freely Available Journal Articles: Gold, Green and Rogue Open Access across the Disciplines

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A recent bibliometrics study found that 54% of 4.6 million scientific papers from peer-reviewed journals indexed in Scopus during the years 2011-2013 could be downloaded for free on the internet in April of 2014 (Archambault, et al. 2014). As time rolls on, authors and researchers are increasingly using more-and-less legal scholarly article sharing services to "take back the literature," or even just to access it more conveniently (Bohannon, 2016). The objective of this study was to evaluate a manageable sample of journal articles across the sciences, social sciences and humanities for their availability in gold, green and rogue open access forms, including ResearchGate and Sci-Hub. Attendees will gain a greater appreciation of the extent of open access availability through Google Scholar, Google and commercial discovery systems, and will be challenged to roll with the times by expanding the role of libraries in broadening access to the freely available literature.


Robert Hollandsworth

Economics, Finance & PRTM Librarian, Learning Commons Coordinator, Clemson University
Bobby Hollandsworth is the Learning Commons and Digital Studio Coordinator, Business Reference Librarian, and RefWorks Administrator at RM Cooper Library on the campus of Clemson University. He serves as the library liaison to the departments of Economics, Finance, Agribusiness, and... Read More →

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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean of Libraries, University of Denver
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John McDonald

Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
John McDonald is the Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California. In this role he handles all aspects of Collections and Technical Services. Active professionally, he has published a number of articles on collection development and information usage behaviors... Read More →
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Jason Price

Director of Licensing Operations, SCELC
Jason S. Price is Director of Licensing Operations at the SCELC Library Consortium. He earned a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a graduate student researcher and teacher and capped it off with a Masters... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401