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Wednesday, November 7 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
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These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature five PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have time at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all presenters. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks.

1) From single product to marketplace: How Open Access develops (Sven Fund, Knowledge Unlatched; Catherine Anderson, Knowledge Unlatched) 

Open Access is developing rapidly, especially around books. Publishers and new initiatives are teaming up to push for standards and share resources at the same time. This presentation gives an overview of the state and landscape of OA publishing worldwide, analyzes the benefits of enhanced cooperation for both publishers and libraries, and maps out future challenges. Especially the evolving role of analytics in better decision-making of which titles to make available in OA and which to financially support as a librarian will be discussed.

2) Making Open Access Discoverable (Drew Bakr, Claremont School of Theology; Thomas Phillips, Claremont School of Theology) 

High quality Open Access content exists in abundance; the problem is reliable discoverability. This presentation will explain how to create and curate Open Access collections in OCLC's WMS. This presentation will explain how to overcome the challenges of unstable urls, unprofessional metadata, and low quality content. This presentation will explain how the Digital Theological Library (DGLTH) and its newborn sibling, the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL), have created the world's only fully open digital library powered by OCLC discovery in a economically feasible manner.

3) Embedding Open Access into Research Workflows through the Public Access Submission System (PASS) (Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University) 

Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, MIT, and 221B are developing the Public Access Submission System (PASS) which will support compliance with US funding agencies' public access policies and institutional open access policies. By combining workflows between the two compliance pathways, PASS facilitates simultaneous submission into funder repositories (e.g., PubMedCentral) and institutional repositories. We intend to integrate a data archive such that researchers can submit articles and data at the same time. This talk will include a demonstration of PASS in action and outline the steps by which we have engaged the university's central administration (including the President's office and the Provost’s office) to provide funding and sponsorship for PASS and engaged US funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health who have offered access to APIs, etc. and the National Science Foundation which discussed ways to integrate PASS and their reporting system in the future. Further information about PASS is available at https://osf.io/8qfzj/

4) Libraries Purchasing Textbooks (Jennifer Culley, The University of Southern Mississippi)

Many college students go without textbooks because they are too expensive. Can Libraries help? The University of Southern Mississippi, recently implemented a program that provides access to print textbooks for students enrolled in the general education courses. This program is to, dually, help the students with skyrocketing fees for textbooks and support the University mission by assisting with student success. The program, named the Golden Eagle Textbook Initiative (GETI), began in the fall of 2017 with a $10,000 grant from the University. GETI was created, and is run, by the Acquisitions and the Circulation Units of the Library. This presentation will give details about the grant, purchasing of materials, cataloging and processing of the materials, and some information about usage. GETI was such a success it has been approved to continue for a second year with a few changes, with full library funding.

5) Springing for Student Textbooks? Exploring New Directions for Library Collections (Alexandria Quesenberry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center;  Paul Gahn, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; G. Randall Watts, University of Tennessee Health Science Center)

Given the increasing costs of student textbooks, it is only natural that students would engage in cost-avoidance behaviors.  Likewise, some professors have modified their curricular choices to avoid passing along the cost of required texts for their students. Using an adapted version of a previously created survey, University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty were asked questions about currently licensed platforms, the selection of course textbooks, and the importance of textbook availability. Proposed future actions include expanding textbooks offerings, exploring potential funding streams to support the expansion, and librarian involvement in curricular development and textbook selection.
During this presentation, the results of a collection survey designed for nursing faculty members at a public medical university will be discussed. Attendees can expect to learn about surveying interest at their own institutions, librarian involvement in curricular decisions, and implications for the future.

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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 →

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Catherine Anderson

Sales Director, Knowledge Unlatched
Catherine has worked for over 20 years in various Sales roles in Publishing and Library Supply in Europe. After working for international publishers such as Harcourt and Elsevier she headed up the German Sales Team for De Gruyter, based in Berlin. Then after a few years working for... Read More →
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Sayeed Choudhury

Head of OSPO, Johns Hopkins University
Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Head of the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) of Johns Hopkins University (JHU). I’m also a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) at JHU. I’ve... Read More →
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Jennifer Culley

Collection Management and Acquisitions Librarian, The University of Southern Mississippi
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Sven Fund

Managing Director, Knowledge Unlatched
I am passionate about making Open Access work for both publishers and librarians.
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Paul Gahn

Assistant Director for Electronic & Collection Services, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Assistant Director | Electronic and Collection Services

Thomas Phillips

Dean, Claremont School of Theology
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Alexandria Quesenberry

Research & Learning Services Librarian, University of Tennessee Health Science Center