OCLC Open Content Survey

The OCLC Global and Regional Councils work to reflect the interests, issues, concerns, and challenges that OCLC members face throughout the different regions. Every year the councils select an area of interest to explore further. This year the Global Council is exploring the impact and use of open access and open content resources in libraries and is interested in hearing your library’s perspective.   

Open Content Survey

(Release date: Early November 2018)

Please check back soon to participate!

What does “open” mean?

There’s a general acknowledgment among librarians, publishers, and various funding bodies that the term “open” describes a complex continuum, rather than defining a specific set of criteria when used to describe items in our collections.

What has become entirely unambiguous, though, is that libraries are now expected—by researchers, funders, faculty colleagues, and especially end-users—to provide services that support open materials and workflows as fully as any other kind of content.

This survey will be available to all library types.