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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.


Bobby Hollandsworth

Learning Commons and Digital Studio Coordinator, Clemson University Libraries
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 Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management.

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Michael Levine Clark

Dean and Director, University of Denver Libraries
Michael Levine-Clark, the Dean and Director of the University of Denver Libraries, is the recipient of the 2015 HARRASOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries, the development of demand-driven acquisition models, and implications of discovery tool implementation. 
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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, with a focus on statistical analysis of data. He has served on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards, as well as... Read More →
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Jason Price

Director of Licensing Operations, SCELC
Jason holds a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a teacher and researcher. He thoroughly enjoys applying data analysis skills he developed during graduate school to current library challenges. His role at SCELC provides opportunities to work with libraries, content and software providers, and other consortia, to improve library products and expand resource access.

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