Celebrating One Year of Open Medicine @ BCLA

Devon Greyson just posted a summary of this session at the BCLA conference that was cosponsored by the BCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee, BCLA Information Policy Committee, and the Health Library Association of BC.

She writes:

The presentation touched on the issues of editorial independence in medical journals that led up to the creation of Open Medicine as an editorially independent, à ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã…”goldà ¢Ã¢”š ¬  open access, general medical journal, built and published with open source software. Palepu and Giustini tag-teamed their way through a brief history of open access in Canada as well as the steps in establishing an OA journal. A unique feature of the presentation was a highlight on the value a librarian can add to an editorial board, enhancing the journalà ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s impact.

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