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Thursday, November 3 • 8:35am - 9:15am
You Can’t Preserve What You Don’t Have – Or Can You? Libraries as Infrastructure for Perpetual Access to Intellectual Output.

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Since their existence, libraries have been responsible for preserving society’s records and intellectual output. This ancient and important role is under serious threat in the digital age. Even for scholarly journals, the issue of perpetual access has not been solved, other than by libraries buying access to archival materials. Recently, it became clear that the open access business model, with a focus on free access to new publications, introduces new problems for the archival role of libraries.

So if ownership is crucial for preservation, who will ensure future generations have access to scholarly journal content of past times? Who are the actors in this new environment and what opportunities can be identified to address this important issue?

Moderators
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Ann Okerson

Special Advisor, Center for Research Libraries
Ann Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries in fall 2011 as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, working with that organization to reconfigure and redirect various existing programs into digital mode. Previous experience includes 15 years as Associate University Librarian... Read More →

Speakers
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Anja Smit

University Librarian, Utrecht University
After an international career of over 20 years in library management and library automation, I joined Utrecht University in 2010. Previously, I have served as a university librarian at two other Dutch Universities (Nijmegen and Maastricht) and spent 3 years in the US. As an Executive... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 8:35am - 9:15am
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401