Susanna at Tulane recently posted this question on a couple of listservs I subscribe to.
Does your library have a policy for including open access publications in the local catalog or other web-based discovery sources? If so, we would appreciate hearing to what formal extent you treat these titles to support your users’ needs, and how selective you are in representing them in alongside the traditional (paid) electronic resources.
She received 29 responses and summarized them for the list.
The general impression from this quick scan is that […] most routinely select and catalog open-access publications alongside their expensive counterparts, in the same work-flow process. With such a small sample, perhaps those who took the time to answer have been actively involved in open-access issues… or at least represent institutions with adequate staffing levels to deal with policies on this topic.