Resilience in the Commons: Acquiring and Preserving Open Access Latin American Monographs | The Signal
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"The move toward publishing research through open publishing models is growing internationally, but in Latin America, Open Access (OA) publishing is growing at a faster rate than elsewhere. Recent studies suggest 51-95% of research in Latin America is published through OA models. Within the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, keeping up with these OA publishing trends in Latin America means enabling a collection of Open Access publications. Suzanne Schadl, Chief of the Hispanic Division, describes the process of acquiring, and making accessible, Open Access monographs as crucial for the Library given the “unique challenges and opportunities for sharing international resources in a truly open electronic environment.” In collaboration with staff across the library, the Digital Content Management Section (DCM) is supporting the Hispanic Division’s OA collecting through our efforts to develop routine methods of acquiring digital content to expand the Library’s traditional collecting activities to include Open Access titles...."