Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 2, No 3 (2010)

Open Access Advocacy: Think Globally, Act Locally

Bette Rathe, Jayati Chaudhuri, Wendy Highby


While the open access movement is a global movement, University of Northern Colorado librarians acted locally and collaboratively to make changes to their scholarly communication system. Authors of this article describe how global advocacy affected their local, institutional open access activities that resulted in a library faculty open access resolution at University of Northern Colorado Libraries. This article is based on the “Advocating for Open Access on Your Campus” presentation at the CALC Summit on May 21, 2010.

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