Five minutes or under for a basic understanding of the “Open Access Movement” aka “Crisis in Scholarly Publishing” aka “Why Academic Librarians and Journal Publishers increasingly dislike each other very, very much”: read this USAToday article by Andrew Kantor (columnist and former employee of the American Chemical Society).
Sandy McCarthy, faculty librarian at WCC Bailey Library, has recently been selected to serve on the Reference, Resource Sharing & Collections Members Forum at Michigan Library Consortium (MLC). Sandy will serve a two-year term from January 2006 to December 2007.
Michigan Library Consortium is composed of over 650 member libraries involved in statewide collaboration and resource-sharing. The Forum in which Sandy will serve advises MLC on library trends and needs in reference and collection development.
Sandy’s selection continues to underscore WCC Bailey Library’s visibility in statewide activities affecting and benefiting Michigan libraries and residents. Victor Liu, Dean of Learning Resources, served on the original MeL (Michigan Electronic Library) Union Catalog Policies Committee to design the database structure and standardize the system design, and Gwen Evans, Director of Access Services, is currently serving a two year term on the MeL Resource Sharing Policies Committee.