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Open Access and Free Journals added to OutLook OnLine (Happy Open Access Day!)

October 14, 2008 (International Open Access Day!)

To: British Columbia Library Association
cc: CUFTS Free! Open Access Collections Group, eln-serv
From: Heather Morrison, BC ELN

Open Access and Free Journals added to OutLook OnLine (Happy International Open Access Day!)

The Open Access and Free Journal collections (more than 5,000 titles) that form part of the journals knowledgebase for the post-secondary libraries are now available to everyone through OutLook OnLine. URLs are included in the MARC records, so that anyone can click directly to the journal and read the fulltext. Note that some collections are fully open access, while others provide free access to back issues (similar to the embargoes with our licensed databases).

There are several powerpoints that you can view in PDF or powerpoint, or modify to suit your library's patrons, to illustrate how this works. Please note: if you would like to create your own learning objects, please use the examples that make the most sense in your context. The Creative Commons license is Attribution - Noncommercial - Sharelike, so feel free to use the modify the presentation, add your own library info or sound recording, etc.!

BC Grasslands Magazine http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/2896bc03-a85d-0cec-6720-f15f1293dc2f/1/?backto=access%2Frunwizard.do%3Fwizid%3Dbcb30a98-c731-ba42-7cb2-380015d0e457%26pages.currentPage%3D-1&shownav=true

Caledonia Nordic Newsletter http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/52139f3d-1b3d-367e-dfae-6078ca2d5df3/1/?backto=access%2Fitem.do%3FfilterId%3D117%26group%3Dmyitems%26paging.page%3D1%26sort.selected%3DDATEMODIFIED&shownav=true

Ha-Shilth-Sa: http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/a87e1768-3ea6-24ee-ee9a-f58430c3fc3c/1/

Open Medicine: http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/b06ff96c-4ffa-1a7d-cc2d-5cbb3d07df34/1/?backto=access%2Frunwizard.do%3Fwizid%3Dffbd91c5-2b49-9429-f500-2b8dd56480c4%26pages.currentPage%3D-1&shownav=true

Here is a link to a simple demonstration of how a learning object, in this case the Open Medicine example, can be modified for use by another library:
Modify Open Medicine http://solr.bccampus.ca/bcc/items/3c9249c1-e460-4fdf-65cd-5ce5a6b3e7e2/1/?backto=access%2Frunwizard.do%3Fwizid%3D33536665-3ee5-2387-f9da-43b4a1398b50%26pages.currentPage%3D-1&shownav=true

The collections included are:

Bioline 66
BioMed Central 193
Directory of Open Access Journals 3,622
GreenFILE 550
Highwire - Free 270
Medknow Journals 62
National Research Council Journals 18
Open Access Government Serials 206
Open Access Journals 437
Open Access Magazines 79
PLoS Journals 7
Project Euclid Journals Free 40
PubMed Central 482
Total Titles: 6068

Descriptions of each collection are available at: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1129

Three of these open access and free collections are locally developed: Open Access Government Serials, Open Access Journals, and Open Access Magazines. If you spot quality free resources (particularly BC-based resources) that should be included in one of these lists, please get in touch with one of the members of the CUFTS Free! Open Access Collections Group. Information about the group and links to member contact info can be found at: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1508 The Open Access and Free Collections will be updated in OutLook OnLine and BC ELN Serials on a regular basis, at least monthly.

For more information about Open Access Day: http://openaccessday.org/

The MARC records for the Open Access and Free Collections are available for free download, from: http://eln.bc.ca/marc_dump081007.mrc

An A to Z list of the Open Access and Free Journals is available for browsing, at: http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CJDB/BCELN/browse

** please note scheduled downtime to the OutLook OnLine system, October 14, 2008 9:00 p.m. - Oct. 15 5:00 a.m., for upgrade to AGent Version 3.2.

Questions? Contact:

Gilbert Bede
Systems and Acquisitions Librarian
Okanagan College Library
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1Y 4X8
Telephone 1-250-762-5445 Local 4751
Fax 1-250-862-5609

Anne Morgan
Anne Morgan, Library Consultant
Public Library Services Branch
Ministry of Education
tel: 250 387-5277
fax: 250 953-3225
BC Toll-free 1-800-663-7051
email: Anne.Morgan@gov.bc.ca

Heather G. Morrison
Project Coordinator
BC Electronic Library Network
Phone: 778-782-7001
Fax: 778.782.3023
Email: heatherm@eln.bc.ca
Web: http://eln.bc.ca