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Altruism Or Self-Interest? Exploring The Motivations Of Open Access Authors, Robert Heaton, Dylan Burns, Becky L. Thoms May 2019

Altruism Or Self-Interest? Exploring The Motivations Of Open Access Authors, Robert Heaton, Dylan Burns, Becky L. Thoms

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More than 250 authors at Utah State University published an Open Access (OA) article in 2016. Analysis of survey results and publication data from Scopus suggests that the following factors led authors to choose OA venues: ability to pay publishing charges, disciplinary colleagues’ positive attitudes toward OA, and personal feelings such as altruism and desire to reach a wide audience. Tenure status was not an apparent factor. This article adds to the body of literature on author motivations and can inform library outreach and marketing efforts, the creation of new publishing models, and the conversation about the larger scholarly publishing ...


Library User Persona Template, Mikkel Skinner, Alex Sundt Jan 2015

Library User Persona Template, Mikkel Skinner, Alex Sundt

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These seven templates provide an excellent starting point for the development of user personas for library communities of various types. Templates can be printed and written on as part of an ad-hoc brainstorming exercise, or edited within Adobe Acrobat or Illustrator. While user personas can be generated from staff knowledge and experiences (assumption-driven), depending on how you wish to use personas, it is recommended that you conduct user research (data-driven), either observing users interacting with the library, interviewing patrons, or drawing insight from assessment or usage data to help validate their accuracy.

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Libraries In Sweden, Anne Hedrich Aug 2006

Libraries In Sweden, Anne Hedrich

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This presentation offers a brief general introduction to libraries in Sweden and looks in particular at two university libraries in the city of Umeå. It was presented at the 2006 NRIC (Natural Resources Information Council) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spoken comments from the presentation are found in the notes section for each slide. Additional comments have been added to make the presentation clearer for those reading this rather than hearing it when it was presented.