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Thursday, November 3 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Really Open, or Really Shut Away? How Do Researchers Discover that Elusive Open Access Content?

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As the sheer volume of Open Access publications increases, one the most significant emergent challenges is discoverability. The OA content that publishers and authors create may well be free and available in theory, but how do readers find it?

Open Access content is everywhere - in institutional repositories, via OAPEN and DOAJ and on publisher's own websites - but researchers have a hard time locating exactly the quality-assured content are looking for, especially when it comes to relevant Gold Open Access content.

In this session, a distinguished panel of experts from across the scholarly publishing landscape will discuss the challenges brought about by the widespread shift to Open Access models, and the ways in which discoverability of appropriate peer-reviewed Open Access content can be addressed.

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Byron Russell

Head, Ingenta Connect, Ingenta
As Head of Ingenta Connect, I provide overall leadership and management of the commercial activities for Ingenta's flagship product, Ingenta Connect, providing content management solutions to 250+ publisher clients and 25,000 registered academic libraries. We've just launched Ingenta... Read More →

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Cesar Berrios-Otero

Business Development Manager, F1000
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Eileen Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Alexander Street
I'm passionate about food (vegan), music (opera), theatre (put me in New York), friends (are family), and work (a happy addict). Passionate about new Alexander Street projects -- food studies; 20th-century Islam; disabilities; social work; borders and migration; classical scores (1.3... Read More →
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David Sommer

Product Director and Co-founder, Kudos
David is Product Director and Co-founder of Kudos - the award winning service for researchers, institutions and publishers to help maximise the impact of published work. David has over 20 years' of experience in the global publishing industry, having held senior technology and sales... Read More →
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Charles Watkinson

Associate University Librarian, University of Michigan
I'm AUL for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. I'm particularly interested in next-gen institutional repositories, the future of ebook collections and acquisitions, and how books can also get to participate in the networked digital... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401