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Thursday, June 11 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
How Do We Ensure “Read” Institutions Can Still Contribute to a “Publish”-oriented OA Ecosystem?

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One of the few benefits of the subscription business model is scholars at all institutions (in theory!) *read* scholarly content. Therefore, a business model based on access for institutions does not exclude any scholarly institutional customers. But, not every institution *publishes* scholarly content and, thus far, most Open Access (OA) business models are based upon the service costs of *getting published*.

How, then, can we more equitably spread the costs of OA (from which everyone at least benefits even if not everyone publishes) to include all institutions, including those that mainly or solely read content?

Speakers will discuss:
  • the roles “read” institutions can and/or should play in an open paradigm
  • how to manage the perennial “free rider” issues (if that is indeed a thing…)
  • the risks associated with losing “read” institutions, and their $$$, from the business model ecosystem
  • the responsibilities of “read” institutions to the OA ecosystem
  • how the speakers and their organizations are proposing to tackle this issue from their various vantage points
Speakers will bring both publisher and library perspectives, and this session will represent the cutting edge of OA business model experimentation beyond the APC.

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Jill Grogg

Strategist, Content and Schol Comm Initiatives, LYRASIS
Jill Grogg is a Strategist with the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at LYRASIS. Previously, she was electronic resources coorindator at The University of Alabama Libraries for over a decade.
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Jason Price

Research and Scholarly Communications Director, SCELC
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Lev Rickards

Co-Interim University Librarian, Santa Clara University
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Sara Rouhi

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Sara Rouhi is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at PLOS focusing on developing new business models for sustainable, inclusive open access publishing. In 2020 she launched PLOS first collective action business model for highly selective publishing, PLOS Community Action Publishing... Read More →
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Courtney Young

University Librarian and Professor, Colgate University
A former ALA President and Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Thursday June 11, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Live - Zoom