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Heard on the Net: Developing the Balance of Discovery and Respect with Primary Resources
The Charleston Advisor (2016)
  • Jill Emery, Portland State University
  • Tara Robertson
  • Peggy Glahn
Within libraryland social media this past spring and summer, an emerging story began to unfold. A relatively new upstart company, Reveal Digital <> has begun developing digital archives of primary resources which are funded by institutions pledging upfront support. The eventual result of this work will be collections made available as Open Access content to everyone. The majority of the content is being sourced from research libraries’ archival collections. Those pledging money get early access to the content as it is being digitized and made available. In addition, source libraries obtain digital copies that they can dark archive. Pledging libraries also gain MARC records and COUNTER compliant usage statistics. Reveal Digital makes no claims on copyright to the material. After a designated period, the content will be made available as Open Access resources. All-in-all, this is an exciting new model in regards to primary resources that often cost librarians tens of thousands of dollars with sometimes hefty on-going access fees levied.
  • scholarly communication,
  • ethical considerations,
  • primary resources
Publication Date
Fall October 24, 2016
Citation Information
Jill Emery, Tara Robertson and Peggy Glahn. "Heard on the Net: Developing the Balance of Discovery and Respect with Primary Resources" The Charleston Advisor Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 65 - 68 ISSN: 1525-4003
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