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Thursday, June 11 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Calculating how much your University spends on Open Access, and what to do about it

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Librarians are working hard to understand how much money their university is spending on open access article processing fees (APCs), and how much of what they subscribe to is available as OA. This information is useful when making subscription decisions, considering Read and Publish agreements, rethinking library open access budgets, and designing Institution-wide OA policies.

This session will talk concretely about how to calculate the impact of Open Access on *your* university. It will provide an overview on how to estimate the amount of money spent across a university on Open Access fees: we will discuss underlying concepts behind calculating OA article-processing fee (APC) spend and give an overview of useful data sources, including:
  • FlourishOA
  • Microsoft Academic Graph
  • Unpaywall Journals

We will also talk about Open Access on the subscription side, including how much of what you subscribe to is available as open access and how you can use that in your subscription decisions and negotiations.

The presenters are the cofounders of Our Research, the nonprofit company behind Unpaywall, the primary source of Open Access data worldwide.

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Jason Priem

cofounder, Our Research
Jason Priem is a cofounder of Our Research, the nonprofit behind Unpaywall and the Unsub data dashboard. As an Information Science PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jason helped create the field of altmetrics--coining the term, authoring the influential... Read More →

Jason Priem

cofounder, Our Research

Thursday June 11, 2020 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Live - Zoom