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Wednesday, March 11 • 8:30am - 9:15am
S76: Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: Open Access Perspectives from Librarians and Small Publishers

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From institutional repositories and technical workflows to predatory initiatives, open access presents unique challenges for libraries. Small publishers face their own obstacles finding funding for OA and achieving the highest OA standards. This session will show how acknowledging these complexities leads the scholarly community to a richer dialogue about OA.

The session will touch on:

  • How to encourage scholars to participate in an OA Institutional Repository, identify IR gaps in subject areas, ensure access and discoverability in the IR, and discuss the difficulty of cataloging other OA e-resources.
  • Four case studies to examine some ethical dilemmas and unintended consequences of open access initiatives.
  • Variations in OA potential and funding among scholarly disciplines, the possibility of OA through TOME practices, and the ways in which current OA solutions replicate barriers to equity and inclusion
  • Technical obstacles small publishers face with OA discoverability and the partial solutions

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Eugenia Beh

Electronic Resources Librarian, MIT Libraries
Eugenia Beh is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the MIT Libraries. She currently serves as a Member-At-Large on the NASIG Executive Board and is the ALCTS representative to the ALA Legislation Assembly.
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Leslie Eager

Director of Publishing Services, Project Euclid
Duke University Press publishes approximately 120 books per year and over 50 journals in a wide range of disciplines, concentrating in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Our electronic collections include e-Duke Journals, e-Duke Books, and Project Euclid’s Euclid... Read More →
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Kristen Twardowski

Library Sales Manager, U.S. and Canada, Duke University Press
Kristen Twardowski is the current Vice-Chair for NASIG's Equity & Inclusion Committee. She is also the Library Sales Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Duke University Press's and is eager to talk about e-books, open access, and equity and inclusion.
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Tiffany Henry

Discovery Cataloger, UNC Greensboro

Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Room 105