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Thursday, November 9 • 10:20am - 11:05am
Open Access Monographs: Promise or Bust?

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The publication of Open Access monographs in the humanities and social sciences has exploded in the past two years. Are OA publications being found and used? What can we learn from the usage data? We’ll discuss the results of a survey and usage analysis across four university presses, revealing striking insights on reader behavior and the usage and impact of Open Access titles. We’ll also share best practices for marketing, discoverability, and usage reporting for Open Access titles, and discuss how these works can be integrated into libraries’ collection development policies and acquisition workflows. Those who advocate for OA will be bolstered, challenged, and perplexed by the findings.

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Heather Staines

Senior Consultant, Delta Think
Heather Staines is Senior Consultant at Delta Think and Director of Community Engagement for the OA Data Analytics Tool. Her prior roles include Head of Partnerships for Knowledge Futures Group, Director of Business Development at Hypothesis, as well as positions at Proquest, SIPX... Read More →

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Erich van Rijn

Director of Journals & Open Access, University of California Press
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Frank Smith

Director, Books at JSTOR, ITHAKA
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Dean Smith

Director, Cornell University Press
Dean Smith is Director of Cornell University Press -- the first university press in the US -- and oversees a program that publishes 130 new books a year and features 3,000 titles in print. His newest author is John Cleese. His career in publishing spans 30 years and includes experience... Read More →
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Rebecca Welzenbach

Research Impact and Information Science Librarian, University of Michigan Library

Thursday November 9, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401