Discovering Open Access Content

Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University


Open access Workflows in Academic Libraries (OAWAL) is an attempt to crowdsource the best practices for management of open access content within academic libraries. This presentation/discussion will focus on the segment concerned with discovery of OA content: the addition of global OA Content to library catalogs & discovery systems, participation in OAISter, necessary metadata for discovery, exposure of local repository on Google, Indexing of gold OA journals and the need for OA designation, usage data (IRUS-UK, PIRUS). The intent was to seek input from the attendees on what else can aid with discovery of OA content. The OAWAL project can be found here: