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Friday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Open Access Author Funds: A Problem or a Solution?

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As the OA movement has burgeoned in many directions, the scholarly communications ecosystem has been put under the microscope. The question of payment for article publication charges has drawn much attention. Some schools have established funds to cover the costs, while others can’t afford to do so, or have decided to focus on other OA priorities and goals. This inevitably raises some fundamental questions, such as, What is the value and benefit of OA Author funds? What is the transformation that we are seeking to bring about, and are we succeeding or not? What is the role of the library in scholarly communications? What is the role of consortia? What are the competing perspectives on the purpose and use of such funds, from the researchers, the university administrators, the librarians, and others in the university community? What about publishers? This session will present opposing arguments on the pros and cons of OA Author Funds, in order to be a catalyst for a lively discussion with the audience on this complex issue. We will pose questions to the audience to engage the group in a conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Horava

Tony Horava

Associate University Librarian, Content and Access, University of Ottawa
The Big Deal has been a major challenge at our university, as we dealt with budget cuts, exchange rate issues, annual increases to the costs of scholarly resources, and the demand for new resources in many fields. The Big Deal is a complex iceberg floating in the middle of all this... Read More →
avatar for Denise Koufogiannakis

Denise Koufogiannakis

Collections and Acquisitions Coordinator, University of Alberta
I have worked at the University of Alberta since 2000, and have held my current position since 2005. I enjoy the constantly changing nature of overseeing collections activities in a large academic library. My main area of research is evidence based library and information practice... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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