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Kopak, R. (2008). Open Access and the Open Journal Systems: Making Sense All Over

Abstract: At a time when students are increasingly turning to the Web as their primary source of information, it is well worth continuing to consider ways and means of taking advantage of this trend, and to perhaps relocate attention to traditional information sources presented in new ways. This paper makes the case that Open Access to electronic scholarly journals creates an opportunity for schools and school libraries to benefit from use of these journals. Furthermore, the article describes work being done by the Public Knowledge Project in creating a technical infrastructure for the creation and use of Web based electronic journals through the development of the Open Journal Systems, and the ongoing development of an interactive reading environment for these journals.

Subject categories: Information & communication technologies (ICTs) (9), Literacy, children's literature and reading (15)

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University


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