ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

ALAMW 2017: Providing long-term resources and support for Open Access

  • 1.  ALAMW 2017: Providing long-term resources and support for Open Access

    Posted Dec 04, 2016 05:48 PM

    We are excited to announce a special panel discussion at 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting organized by the ALCTS Scholarly Communication Interest Group.


    Date and time: 1/21/2017 from 1:00-2:30PM

    Where: The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room A312

    Atlanta, Georgia




    Program description:


    Academic libraries at institutions large and small have taken varied approaches to building campus support for open access. The recent adoption by several campuses of open access policies demonstrates awareness and support for open access, but achieving sustainable support for campus OA initiatives can be challenging. This panel will explore various issues surrounding the costs of building a sustainable scholcomm program including redirecting staffing resources to newer areas such as public access support, research networking services, research data,  institutional repositories, open educational resources, copyright education, and open publishing. The panel will explore ways to fund open access publishing by campus authors, as well as  implementing an open access collection development policy to more deliberately identify and add OA resources to library collections.


    This panel features distinguished list of speakers: Lisa Macklin from Emory University, Kevin Smith from University of Kansas, and Claire Stewart from University of Minnesota.