Webinar: Straight Talk from Librarians Supporting Open Access and Building Collections Aug 26th 12:30 ET

Last Wednesday of the Month! -- August 26, 2020 12:30 ET

Join CALJ-ACRS for our first webinar of the fall season and hear directly from librarians about trends in purchasing!

How do librarians decide which journals to add to their library’s collection? What can journal editors do to make their journals more appealing to collections librarians? How are librarians financially supporting open access publishing?

In this panel, you’ll hear from librarians at three research-intensive Canadian universities. They will provide an inside perspective about the factors they consider when making purchasing decisions about journals, including a look at consortial purchasing, usage statistics, and faculty feedback. They will also talk about various ways that they are supporting open access publishing, from “subscribe to open” initiatives to membership programs. Spoiler alert: none of these libraries has a fund to support individual researchers to pay article processing charges. Our panelists will give you the reasons why they don’t and what they’re doing instead.

How do librarians decide which journals to add to their library’s collection? What can journal editors do to make their journals more appealing to collections librarians? How are librarians financially supporting open access publishing? In this panel, you’ll hear from librarians at three research-intensive Canadian universities. They will provide an inside perspective about the factors they consider when making purchasing decisions about journals, including a look at consortial purchasing, usage statistics, and faculty feedback.

Panel:
Kristin Hoffman, Research & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Western Libraries
Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian, UofT Libraries
Janice Adlington, Head, Collections & Content Strategy, McMaster
Moderator:
Antonia POP, Chair of the CALJ-ACRS Professional Development & Training Committee and Vice President, Journals, University of Toronto Press

This panel discussion will take the format of a Q&A, and we want to hear your questions! Questions will be welcome during the webinar and we also welcome questions in advance. To send us questions in advance, please contact our moderator, Antonia Pop at apop@utpress.utoronto.ca


Our sponsors:

UT Press Journals & Canadian Science Publishing
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures as a technology sponsor for all webinars

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