Show simple item record Konkiel, Stacy Laherty, Jennifer 2013-10-25T13:57:54Z 2013-10-25T13:57:54Z 2013-10-25
dc.description.abstract Open Access has seen increased acceptance in recent years, yet academic libraries continue to struggle with supporting and growing the Open Access institutional repositories (IRs) and increasing faculty awareness of and buy-in for Open Access and related scholarly communication issues. In this presentation, we propose a reframing of Open Access and scholarly communication strategies using the twelve principles of permaculture, an environmental design theory that provides a sustainable architecture for self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from naturally occurring ecosystems (Hemenway, 2009). Such an approach is beneficial for many reasons. Permaculture emphasizes maximum benefit from minimum effort and resources, which resonates with libraries that face increased strain on budgets and personnel. Further, the theory encourages that waste of resources and efforts be eliminated completely, which can guide libraries as they move towards maximizing efficiency in a changing academic culture. Permaculture also stresses that practitioners respect the diversity of the smaller ecosystems that make up the bigger picture, a principle which OA advocates and humanists are now advocating. We will share these insights and other such distillations of the permaculture design principles and offer our map to how they can be applied to Open Access and scholarly communication endeavors as we continue to make our path toward sustainable dissemination and preservation practices of today’s research output. Hemenway, T. (2009). Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Chelsea Green Publishing. p. 5. en
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dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) en
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dc.title Aligning the Principles of Permaculture Design with Sustainable Open Access Practice en
dc.type Presentation en
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