R ecent surveys show that libraries indeed are leading in institutional repository initiatives and developments at their institutions. The Census of Institutional Repositories in the United States: MIRACLE (Making Institutional Repositories a Collaborative Learning Environment) Project Research Findings  reports that libraries take on between 40 to 60%… (More)
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Many studies show that open access (OA) articles-articles from scholarly journals made freely available to readers without requiring subscription fees-are downloaded, and presumably read, more often than closed access/subscription-only articles. Assertions that OA articles are also cited more often generate more controversy. Confounding factors (authors may… (More)
The Engineering Libraries Division's (ELD's) 24x7 Engineering Reference Task Force has been investigating the possibilities and problems associated with establishing an international network of engineering libraries that would enable user access to basic/core engineering reference services and assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (or as close to that… (More)