Thursday, January 10, 2013

Open Access in the Arts?

If you are at all interested in the state of open access in the arts, I recommend that you watch the following vimeo presentation:

A Matter of Discipline: The State of Open Access in the Arts

Providing a survey of open access publishing in the arts, Patrick Tomlin will give us an overview of the two dominant "flavors" of open publishing, the open access journal and the institutional or disciplinary repository, examining successful examples of both in disciplines like art history, architecture and design. We will look at what obstacles are slowing the uptake of open access publishing by scholars in the arts, and what possible roles the art librarian might play in raising awareness of open access and other pressing scholarly communication issues.

Patrick Tomlin, Head of the Art + Architecture Library, Virginia Tech

*This is an encore presentation of Patrick's ARLIS/NA 2010 Boston conference presentation.

- If you would like to discuss the value of Open Access in your discipline please contact Jane Burpee, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication Team, Library (

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