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Data reveals perceptions of open access publishing

Elisabeth Shook, assistant professor and head of scholarly communications and data management at Albertsons Library, recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication with Amy Vechionne, assistant director of research and innovation at Boise State’s eCampus Center.

“Faculty Perceptions of Open Access Publishing: Investigating Faculty Publishing Habits to Evaluate Library Collection Alignment”¬†was originally an investigation to research and report creative solutions for rising purchasing costs in the library’s collections unit.

The article evaluates the habits of Boise State faculty in relation to their perceptions of open access publishing. The survey was designed to provide meaningful data to the library to help inform purchasing decisions for its collection. Shook’s and Vechionne’s research supports Boise State’s strategic plan by creating a transparent, centralized business operations model that responsibly uses university resources, supports collaboration and promotes consistency across individual campus units.