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Facilitating access to free content

A significant challenge for today’s librarian is the increasing quantity of free online content. Although it has the potential to be of great value for education purposes, how do librarians determine the quality of all these online resources and communicate their availability to end-users?


The white paper below was published in May 2013 and explores librarians' opinions on the availability and usefulness of free online resources, including open access journals, repositories, blogs, and wikis.

Facilitating access to free online resources:
challenges and opportunites for the Library community


In November 2013, Taylor & Francis conducted a follow-up survey to further explore the responses of librarians about free online content. You can read the survey results below.

Discovery of free online content: the librarian perspective