Beyond the Paywall: Examining Open Access and Data Sharing Practices Among Faculty at Virginia Tech Through the Lens of Social Exchange

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Summary:

"The movement towards open access has allowed academic researchers to communicate and share their scholarly content more widely by being freely available to Internet users. However, there are still issues of concern among faculty in regards to making their scholarly output open access. This study surveyed Virginia Tech faculty (N = 264) awareness and attitudes toward open access practices. In addition, faculty were asked to identify factors that inhibited or encouraged their participation in open access repositories. Findings indicate that while the majority of Virginia Tech faculty are seeking to publish in open access, many are unaware of the open access services provided by the university and even less are using the services available to them. Time, effort, and costs were identified as factors inhibiting open access and data sharing practices. Differences in awareness and attitudes towards open access were observed among faculty ranks and areas of research. Virginia Tech will need to increase faculty awareness of institutional open access repositories and maximize benefits over perceived costs if there is to be more faculty participation in open access practices."

 

Link:

https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/78236

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Tags:

oa.new oa.usa.va oa.virginia_tech oa.data oa.faculty oa.universities oa.green oa.usage oa.attitudes oa.surveys oa.authors oa.case.repositories oa.case oa.repositories oa.hei

Date tagged:

06/22/2017, 22:26

Date published:

06/22/2017, 05:23