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NISO Two-Part Webinar: Managing an Open Access World

Part 1: Open Access & Acquisitions

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Part 2 of this webinar, Compliance with Funder Mandates, will be held on Wednesday, September 14.

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About the Webinar

As Open Access has proven itself a viable business model in the marketplace of journals, institutions are beginning to grapple with the implications and ramifications of its success. This includes the practicalities of how to manage acquisitions in a hybrid open access environment, dealing with discovery implications of open access, and institutional compliance with funder mandates. This two part series will explore the practical issues of a world in which open access becomes the norm for some segment of scholarly communications.

The first part of this miniseries will focus on the implications of open access on content acquisition. What are the impacts of hybrid open access on publisher pricing at a title or collection level?  Is there a tipping point where open access availability of a portion of a title’s content will change the calculus about acquiring a title for one’s collection?  How do we keep track of the increasing number of open access titles and the increasing amount of hybrid open access content at a journal level? Presenters will cover these questions as well as provide information on research to explore these issues.

The second part of this miniseries will examine how institutions address compliance requirements of funder mandates. As more and more funding bodies adopt mandates for open distribution of content, at many universities the tracking of this compliance is falling on the library directly or in support of research offices.  Are there ways to automate compliance tracking and strategies for improving compliance? This session will explore progress being made by initiatives to gather and disseminate open access compliance, as well as the perspective of funders who are requiring this information.
  

Agenda & Event Slides

 

Introduction
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Buying Openly, Developing the Analysis for Total Cost of Publication
Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University

Standard academic publishers are readily promoting and offering hybrid open access publishing to authors. In Europe and the United Kingdom, librarians are busy tracking the scholarship produced by their institutions and developing formula to obtain what is described as the total cost of publication at their given institutions. Given the lack of significant mandates for open access in North America, most academic librarians involved with collections and acquisitions work have remained focused on cost per use as opposed to the total cost of publication. Let's explore the transition from cost per use to total cost of publication and the mechanisms needed for tracking and evaluating packages in the hybrid academic publishing environment.

Jill Emery is the Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University Library and has 20 years of academic library experience. She has held leadership positions in ALA ALCTS, ER&L, and NASIG. In 2015, she was appointed as the ALA-NISO representative to vote on NISO/ISO standards on behalf of the American Library Association. She also serves on the Project COUNTER Executive Committee. Jill serves as a member of The Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist of “Heard on the Net,” and is on the editorial boards for Insights: the UKSG journal and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science.

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Balancing Locally Curated Open Access Collections and Their Costs
Allyson Rodriguez, Strategic Collections Librarian, University of North Texas

In this day and age our choices for everything from our healthcare to our hair stylist are abundant. Having choice is widely believed to improve our quality of life, and because of this belief we are constantly inundated with numerous options as are our library patrons. Open Access is not immune to this abundance. According to SPARC (2016), there are currently over 9,700 Open Access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals alone. This does not include hybrid journals, monographs, or other online resources that are freely available. But is putting every Open Access resource in the library catalog just because it is “free” what’s best for our patrons? Barry Schwartz (2004) argues that as our number of choices increases we can see a shift from blessing to burden and eventually reach total dissatisfaction. So how do we balance our patrons’ satisfaction with the cost of curation? We will explore one university’s attempt to curate Open Access collections, the associated costs, and the triumphs and tribulations of collecting open access and making it discoverable.

Allyson Rodriguez is the Strategic Collections Librarian at the University of North Texas where she works as part of the Collection Development Department. Her focus is on conceptualizing, creating, and maintaining open-access and born-digital resources to support the university’s curriculum, faculty, and staff.

Collection Management for OA Resources
Chris Bulock, Collection Coordinator for Electronic Resource Management, California State University Northridge

Open Access publications have introduced the possibility of adding resources to library collections on a large scale without ever developing a business relationship with the provider. This has serious implications for collection development and management. The lack of a purchase or subscription cost can encourage adding access to OA resources en masse. However, there are significant collection management concerns associated with this approach. Some OA publishers rely on search engines and social media for discovery, spending little effort on integration with discovery tools or link resolvers. Similarly, technical support for librarians may not be a priority when libraries are no longer the paying customers. Additionally, the massive scale of mega-journals and the article level access rights of hybrid journals render tools like link resolvers ineffective in providing appropriate access. We’ll explore the ways in which OA collection management differs from practices for paid resources and how librarians can bring the two together.

Chris Bulock is the Collection Coordinator for Electronic Resource Management at California State University Northridge. He is currently a Member at Large on the Executive Board of NASIG and edits a column in Serials Review on issues related to Open Access in libraries.

 

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Event Q&A

 

Registration

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

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  • Student
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