Discovering Open Access Content

Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University

Abstract: 

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: https://library3.hud.ac.uk/blogs/oawal/