Abstract

abstract:

This article describes an exploratory study examining the common perception among library-based publishers that open access academic publications (especially monographs) are not readily discoverable in library catalogs. Using titles from the Michigan Publishing imprint, digitalculturebooks, the study provides an empirical basis for evaluating these suspicions. The analysis indicates that only a small percentage of college and university library catalogs in the United States and Canada consistently enable discovery and access for the test sample. However, investigation into the varied discovery configurations of the libraries that do enable discovery and access suggests room for optimism about the future solubility of the problem.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-7131
Print ISSN
1531-2542
Pages
pp. 179-194
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-06
Open Access
No
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