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dc.contributor.authorKenderes, Lindsay
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Jude
dc.identifier.citationKenderes, L. & Morrissey, J. (2018). Building bridges with no trolls: The practical ethics of open access institutional repositories and digital archives. In Applying library values to emerging technology : Decision-making in the age of open access, maker spaces, and the ever-changing library (pp. 285-303). (Acrl publications in librarianship, no. 72). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.en_US
dc.description.abstractLibrarians have long been seen as the gatekeepers of information. The collection, organization, and dissemination of information resources is a vocation that goes back to the very beginnings of civilization – but access to information has always been limited, to some degree. Policies of individual libraries serving particular communities, sometimes with the best of intentions, restricted information access - certain materials were too precious to let out of sight, or particular classes were denied access to holdings. As well, logistical problems – language differences, item fragility and rarity, international relations – made information sharing difficult or impossible between communities. Over time, these obstacles have been lessened, and access to information is almost ubiquitous and instantaneous – particularly with the use of mobile devices, online translation services, and the electronic presence of news agencies and academic journals. Increasingly, limitations to information access are entirely artificial – such as digitized news or journal articles hidden behind expensive paywalls, creating an unnecessary obstacle to information access for those who cannot afford to pay. In this chapter, we look at how the ethics of librarianship steer us towards the creation and maintenance of open access institutional repositories and archives as ways of building bridges for information access, intellectual freedom, and scholarly communication inside and between communities.en_US
dc.publisherAssociation of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesACRL Publications in Librarianship;72
dc.subjectLibraries -- Information technologyen_US
dc.subjectLibrary science -- Moral and ethical aspectsen_US
dc.subjectOpen accessen_US
dc.subjectInstitutional repositoriesen_US
dc.subjectDigital archivesen_US
dc.titleBuilding Bridges with No Trolls: The Practical Ethics of Open Access Institutional Repositories and Digital Archivesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US

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