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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Start From Where You Are: Key Considerations for Approaching Open Access

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As members of the scholarly communications community, we’re in a period of substantial change. Open access is here and growing, heeding the rising call for greater accessibility and usability of scholarly resources. Recent funder-backed initiatives like Plan S and government mandates abroad have accelerated the movement’s momentum, along with more recent developments of transformative agreements between libraries and publishers.

While the general desire to support research through greater accessibility to high-quality information is ostensibly shared across community stakeholders, the approach of how to get there is and will be different depending on the unique objectives, needs and composition of the organization in question. As a result, publishers must partner with libraries, consortia and other relevant bodies to support open access goals across the spectrum.

In this session, Wiley will facilitate an interactive discussion that explores the nuances of open access for libraries and how they can determine where their organization fits into the paradigm. Industry leaders offering a range of perspectives will help attendees learn more about:

• The shift to open access from a consortia, library and publisher perspective and what this means for traditional models
• The key questions libraries and consortia should consider before setting their open access objectives or entering negotiations with publishers
• How consortia, libraries and publishers can partner to support open access publishing, including experimental pilots and initiatives
• The anatomy of a transitional agreement, including key considerations and best practices from both the publisher and library perspective
• Case studies that offer real world application from industry leaders

Attendees will benefit from the perspectives of well-respected industry leaders who are currently spearheading innovative open access initiatives that support a wide range of academic libraries. They will share critical insights surrounding these transformative agreements, including their inception, alignment with institutional and consortia objectives, successful partnership with publishers and their plans for implementation.

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Colleen Campbell

Strategic Advisor, Max Planck Digital Library
COLLEEN CAMPBELL leads external engagement in the OA transition at the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), focusing on capacity-building activities to empower librarians and other stakeholders with strategic insights and essential skills as they work to enable an open, sustainable... Read More →
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Gwen Evans

Executive Director, OhioLINK
Executive Director of OhioLINK, a library consortium of 120 higher education libraries and the State Library of Ohio and a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Formerly Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Library Information and Emerging Technologies at Bowling... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401