Straight Talk from Librarians about Supporting Open Access and Building Collections

Webinar

Straight Talk from Librarians about Supporting Open Access and Building Collections
August 26 | 2020 | 12:30 ET

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.

Panel Members:
Kristin Hoffman, Research & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Western Libraries
Janice Adlington, Head, Collections & Content Strategy, McMaster
Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian, UofT Libraries

FREE FOR MEMBERS AND $50 PER WEBINAR FOR NON-MEMBERS

REGISTER: INFO@CALJ-ACRS.CA

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