Title

Dissertation to Book: Successful Open Access Outreach to Graduate Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Now that most graduate students are required to file their dissertations electronically rather than submitting a paper copy to their campus library, librarians are grappling with the question of how best to engage and educate these students about open access and embargoes. This article describes how the UCLA Library hosted an ambitious and well-received Open Access Week event that addressed these topics by focusing on one of the matters of greatest immediate concern to graduating doctoral candidates: Will posting a dissertation online negatively impact my ability to publish a first book?

Journal

Journal of Library Innovation

Volume

6

Issue

1

Pages

40-59