Libraries have led the charge to open up access to the scholarly literature. It's time to turn that leadership into leverage to reduce costs, to save staff time, to improve library services, and to open up even more content.
The Open Access Button has built a suite of tools that provide the link necessary to translate gains toward Open Access into benefits for both budgets and patrons.
Help your patrons find OA resources from your ILL forms, Libguides and E-resources pages. Easily find Open Access articles from your Interlibrary Loan pages or Libguides. No coding required. Power up your Open Access Libguide with a search bar showing patrons how to find alternatives to paywalled papers. Help your patrons discover E-Resources from thousands of credible sources, without leaving your website, learning how to use new ones, and being asked to pay.
Handbook for ILL practioners on Open Access In this handbook, written in collaboration with Tina Baich, Head of Resource Sharing & Delivery Services and Bibliographic & Metadata Service at IUPUI University Library and ex-Chair of ALA RUSA STARS, we hope to provide explainers on Open Access and resources for practioners.
Tried and tested templates to get authors educated and enthusiastic about self-archiving. Authors not responding to your emails to self-archive in your institutional repository, or just getting started? Our tried and tested templates are here to help get authors enthusiastic and educated about self-archiving. There's one template for every situation, and each template is ready to use, backed up with performance data, and designed by experimentation and experience.