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ili-l - [ili-l] re: Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian issue on Critical Information Literacy -
June 7, 2012
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If you're not on ILI--please do check out Secret Agent Fister's fantastics post -
Aw, shucks - the editor of a T&F LIS journal (formerly Haworth) made a call for articles for an information literacy special issue. So I posted this: -
To add to the call for papers for Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian on critical information literacy, I would like to remind ILI-L members that there are some fine peer-reviewed open access journals that publish on the subject of information literacy and are available to all. Off the top of my head, this includes Communications in Information Literacy
And Journal of Information Literacy
A number of more general LIS journals that are open access include College & Research Libraries. (Full disclosure: I was on their board, but my term ended last year.) I raise this only because every academic author has to make choices about how widely available they want their research to be. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian is published by Taylor & Francis, which will allow authors to post post-prints but not final pdf. This self-archiving option is a good thing, and certainly better than many toll access journals. But it does require you as an author to take an active role to archive your work if you want it accessible and you do give up your copyright. At the Taylor & Francis website they explain this at their Library and Information Science Author Rights page.
Included on this page is their rationale for requiring authors to assign copyright to the publisher, and I find it troubling. "This is essential as we have a duty to meet the needs of the scholarly community with respect to the certainty of the scientific record. We recognize and respond to the requirement for a clear and unambiguous record of the scholarly or scientific process, with validated authentication of the final version of an article which has been edited, peer-reviewed, and accepted in a journal which confers a recognized, legitimate status on an article. For these reasons we need these rights to assure the scholarly community that they are reading the genuine, final...
There were quite a few paragraph breaks in there. Sorry for the scrunchy look. -
Way to call out chicanery (or at least ambitious phrasings of reality as I see it)... Secret Agent Fister ++ -
The scary thing is, it's a lot more liberal than their policy for most non-LIS journals... -
I know - but I cannot understand how librarians can tamely work for free for a publisher who says "we are the scholarly record. Nobody else preserves it, just us." What are libraries, again? OH, we're your handmaidens, there to help people discover YOUR well-preserved record of scholarship and pay the bills. Preservation? Access? Nope, publishers do that. [head explodes] -
Publishers make a lot of screwy claims. Faculty are starting to push back, finally. Maybe we could, as a profession, too. -
^^^^ yes please. Exploding makes my head ache. -
Yes, I'm always getting riled up and feeling like the crazy person in the room that nobody wants to hear. -
I do love our Cassandras. -
This is exactly how I feel, too. -
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