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Friday, November 4 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Rolling the Dice or Calculating a Bet? How to Decide Which OA Project(s) to Support

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Presenters at Charleston sessions have had much to say about open access (OA) publishing. Many examples of and advice about campus OA resolutions are available, the arguments in favor of OA are well rehearsed, and many projects vie for library and institutional dollars in an environment where APCs are astronomical and allocations for OA support compete with allocations for materials purchases. Increasingly, libraries are being asked to move beyond advocacy to funding OA initiatives. In this interactive session, we will address how librarians gain institutional and budgetary traction for and choose among OA publishing ventures. Session participants will gain insight into how panelists are managing OA selection and funding at their libraries, and will be encouraged to share their own views and experiences. Attendees can expect to learn more about how libraries make decisions to fund OA projects, how these decisions affect existing budget allocations, and how we handle the messaging to our stakeholders. The session is part of a research project that seeks to develop a typology of open access projects and a decision-making template for choosing among them. It is linked to a Lively Lunch during which participants will have the opportunity to workshop ideas for a library collections future in which most publications are open.

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Erin Gallagher

Director of Collection Services, Reed College
Erin Gallagher is the Director of Collection Services at Reed College in lovely Portland, Oregon. Before that, she worked as the E-Resources & Serials Librarian at Rollins College in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Erin started her library career on the vendor side as a collection development... Read More →
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Diane Graves

Asst. VP for Academic Affairs & University Librarian/Professor, Trinity University (emerita)
I have been an advocate for Open Access since the early 2000’s. My institution, Trinity University (TX, USA) was the first private liberal arts college in the US to pass an Open Access policy (Oct., 2009). I served on the SPARC steering committee for three years, and have spoken... Read More →
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Robert Kieft

Consultant, SCELC
Robert Kieft has worked at the libraries of Occidental College, Haverford College, and Stanford University. Retired from Occidental in the summer of 2015, he continues to work with SCELC and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections as a consultant on shared collections services... Read More →

Maureen Morris

Research and Learning Services Librarian, Cornell University

Friday November 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403