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This paper reports on efforts of the Periodicals Librarian at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, a mid-sized urban institution, to measure the awareness of open access (OA) publishing among faculty and document methods that proved effective in raising awareness of the advent of, and debate over, OA publishing. The author reports his survey findings; interprets their implications; reports on the means available at LIU to promote OA and those that proved worthwhile; notes the departmental and committee relationships integral to the process; proposes ideas for future initiatives at LIU/Brooklyn. The findings in the paper will add to the body of literature on OA by focusing on LIU’s academic culture in the context of the OA endeavor.


Originally published:

Keane, Edward. "Advocacy Begins at Home: Methods of Promoting Faculty Awareness of Open Access Publishing at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University." Urban Library Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, 2007, art. 44,

In the special Issue: Conference Proceedings of the May 2005 LACUNY Institute on Scholarly Publishing and Open Access.



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