- Associate Librarian
- Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
- University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States
- University of Arizona Libraries (2018 - Ongoing)
- Bridgewater State University (2009 - 2018)
- Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2003 - 2009)
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- Dubinsky, E. (2019). Does open access make cents? Return on investment in the institutional repository. College & Research Libraries News, 80(5), 281-284. doi:10.5860/crln.80.5.281More infoAccess to information resources is a traditional library service. Public libraries were the first to provide unfettered access to print information resources to a general population. It is not a stretch to recognize those institutions as the earliest providers of open access (OA). Now the term open access is generally defined as the free and immediate online availability of research and scholarship, adapting to the widespread change in delivery format from print to digital. OA as a library service—most commonly in support of the scholarly communication process—has become a priority for most academic libraries. Academic libraries and librarians are increasingly engaged in both providing and promoting OA, primarily through institutional repository (IR) services with roles as creators, disseminators, publishers, and preservers of scholarly content.
- Wilson, R. T., & Dubinsky, E. (2018). Piloting a Homegrown Streaming Service with IaaS. Code4Lib.
- Dubinsky, E. (2014). A Current Snapshot of Institutional Repositories: Growth Rate, Disciplinary Content and Faculty Contributions. Journal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication, 2(3). doi:10.7710/2162-3309.1167
- Sarli, C. C., Dubinsky, E. K., & Holmes, K. L. (2010). Beyond citation analysis: a model for assessment of research impact. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, 98(1), 17. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.98.1.008
- Holmes, K. L., & Dubinsky, E. K. (2009). Integration of Web 2.0 technologies in the translational research environment. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 28(4), 309-335.
- Agate, N., Buckland, A., Dubinsky, E., & Shockey, N. (2019, December). Flipping Open Access Away from APCs. CNI Fall 2019 Membership Meeting. Washington, D.C.: Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).More infoThe APC (article processing charge) path to an open access scholarly publication ecosystem has dominated the scholarly communication discussion since the release of PlanS in Europe in the fall of 2018. Though this path may be feasible for some, it is impossible for others, and the "transformative" nature of an author-pays model seems in doubt when it (a) perpetuates injustices and biases ingrained in the traditional scholarly publishing ecosystem and (b) does little to stem the flow of increasing amounts of money into the system. True and lasting change requires collective investment in new infrastructure models and a commitment to new community-based models of scholarly publishing that open up research communication for equitable participation and equitable access.Libraries from the University of Arizona, Columbia University, and the University of Guelph have recently redirected funding away from APCs and toward "investments" in open - projects and initiatives that have potential for impactful and substantial change for the many, rather than the few. These institutions are directing funding toward community-led, open infrastructure, advocacy, and other projects which might accelerate the transformation of the existing publication ecosystem to a more equitable and sustainable non-commercial open access model. Panelists will discuss their revised investment funds, describe other community-driven reinvestment opportunities, and detail the truly transformative possibilities of non-APC dependent open access publication models.