Small School, Big Reach: Open Access Outreach on a Liberal Arts College Campus

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Wertzberger, Janelle L.
open access; outreach; education; institutional repository; Library and Information Science; Scholarly Communication
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The liberal arts college environment provides opportunities for campus-wide engagement of open access issues that may differ from those at larger institutions. Because we support fewer campus authors, we are able to provide a high level of service. Librarians’ close connections with faculty and students allow us to move beyond articles and theses and solicit a wide range of scholarly and creative works to share in our repository. In addition, we’ve fostered conversations about open access, open textbooks, altmetrics, and copyright among faculty, staff, and students. This poster will present a snapshot of a variety of outreach and education strategies used at Gettysburg College, a small, private liberal arts institution.