Preface xiii scholarship and instructions on how to use them are beyond the scope of this book. For the most up-to-date developments in the dynamic, ever-changing field of open scholarship, the readers are encouraged to consult suggested online resources included at the end of each chapter. Additionally, the annual conference held by the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Associa- tion (OASPA), the Latest News section on the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition’s (SPARC) website, and the online Schol- arly Communication Discussion Group of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) are all good sources of information to keep up to date on current trends and events in open scholarship. The book is divided into chapters, which are further divided into sub- chapters to make the specific content more readily accessible. Each chap- ter introduces a new topic, explains the topic’s key concepts and terminology, highlights important events and initiatives, and refers read- ers to additional sources they might need to help them form their own position on the topic. The material in each chapter can stand on its own with minimal context from other chapters. The readers can take in the entire book at once, pick a chapter of interest, or skip around. However, readers without the background knowledge of open scholarship are advised to read this book in a linear fashion, chapter by chapter. While most acronyms and terms in this book are familiar to readers with a background in library science, other acronyms and terms may be new for readers outside the library profession or due to the terms’ speci- ficity to open scholarship. For the reader’s convenience, the book includes a list of acronyms and a glossary, as well as a detailed subject index and a list of references.
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