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Thursday, November 8 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Sustainable Open Access Approaches: Benefits for Researchers, Librarians, and Publishers

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Article processing charges (APCs) for open access (OA) are continually on the rise. APCs used to be as low as US$500 and now have increased to as much as US$5,000+. Authors are experiencing difficulties receiving OA funding due to the high price of the open access APCs demanded by major publishers and are also having difficulty receiving credit from their institution for their work. Libraries are having difficulties deciphering what OA content is credible and coming from recognized sources. Many small and medium-sized publishers are having to struggle with determining reasonable fees for OA publishing in their publications, due to the costs to produce the work which can be quite high – as for any peer-reviewed book or journal, activities such as a robust peer review process, copy editing/proofreading, as well as the typesetting, online hosting, promotion and distribution of the final contents requires certain human labor and technology support. When the work is published under OA, subscription fees are no longer offsetting these costs, and these publishers are struggling to find another way to subsidize in a manner that can be mutually beneficial to the author, the institution, and to them as the publisher.

Attendees will hear viewpoints from publishers, a librarian, as well as an independent researcher on current challenges and opportunities presented within the OA movement, and ways that everyone can come together to achieve a result that provides credible and trusted publishing outlets for researchers, the highest quality peer-reviewed contents for libraries, an affordable pricing model for APCs, and sustainability for publishers.

A proposed model will be discussed covering how a library’s subscription to publisher contents should offer a waiver for the costs associated with open access APCs for the faculty at the institution subscribing to the contents, along with an engaging Q&A session at the conclusion.

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Caroline Campbell

Marketing Manager, IGI Global
Caroline Campbell is currently the Marketing Manager for IGI Global, an international academic publisher. Joining the company in 2017, she is responsible for developing, overseeing, and executing integrated marketing and promotional campaigns and strategies. Prior to IGI Global, she... Read More →

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Diane Fulkerson

Director of Library Services, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
This is my 13th year as an academic librarian. I work at small regional campus of USF which is great because it allows me to work closely and get to know our students and faculty. My primary focus is on instruction and the role collections play in helping students improve their research... Read More →
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Julia Gelfand

Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian, University of California, Irvine
Julia Gelfand has participated in many Charleston conferences for nearly 20 years.  She continues to have interests in many aspects of the library, publisher, vendor triad that shapes collection development decisions and is watching the tides shift with new and emerging technologies... Read More →
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Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

President and CEO, IGI Global
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years... Read More →
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Kevin Sayar

Advisor, ProQuest
Former Co-founder and president of ebrary®, Kevin Sayar led the company from its inception in 1999 to a position as a leading ebook provider to libraries worldwide. Mr. Sayar was instrumental in building the high-growth business through the development of innovative research technologies... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center