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ALCTS CRS 2010 Midwinter Topic

Meeting Title: Open Access: Entitlement, Opportunity, or Peril?
Type: Discussion Group
Meeting Description (Mandatory for Institute meetings. Please enter "NA" Committee Meetings. Field is optional for Discussion Groups): Current tough economic times are forcing libraries to explore alternatives to conventional publishing access models. Many institutions (like MIT) have expressed strong support for Open Access while others (like University of Maryland) have proceeded more cautiously. Can all parties, including publishers, in the scholarly communication environment overcome the challenges from this alternative? Come and hear our panelists' perspectives on this issue and possible future trends, including those who had voted not to require OA.