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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Kevin L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-21T20:49:45Z
dc.date.available2017-07-21T20:49:45Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationSmith, Kevin L. "Open Access and Authors’ Rights Management: A Possibility for Theology?." Theological Librarianship: An Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association 2.1 (2009): 45-56en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/24742
dc.description.abstractSeveral academic disciplines have begun to understand the benefits of open access to scholarship, both for scholars and for the general public. Scientific disciplines have led the way, partially due to the nature of scholarship in those areas and partially because they have felt the crisis in serials pricing more acutely than others. Theological studies, however, have largely been insulated from the push for open access; considering the reasons for that is the first task of this article. It is also the case, however, that the missionary impulse that stands behind much theological scholarship is a strong incentive to embrace the opportunities afforded by digital, online dissemination of research and writing. After discussing this imperative for global distribution, the bulk of the article focuses on how theological institutions, and especially their libraries, can encourage and support scholars in making their work freely accessible. Copyright issues, including the elements of a successful copyright management program, are discussed, as are some of the technological elements necessary for an efficient and discoverable open access repository. Options for licensing, both at ingestion of content and at dissemination to users are also considered. Finally, it is argued that the role of consortia and professional organizations in supporting these initiatives is especially important because of the relatively small size of so many theological institutions.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Theological Library Associationen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/en_US
dc.titleOpen Access and Authors' Rights Management: A Possibility for Theology?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorSmith, Kevin L.
kusw.kudepartmentLibrariesen_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
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