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Wednesday, November 8 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Straightening the Long and Winding Road to Open Acces

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Even though open access is now a shared vision of the world’s academic communities, research councils, and funding bodies, only 14% of the world’s scholarly journals are available open access on publication, and the bulk of the leading scientific journals remain locked behind paywalls. New Open Access publishing initiatives have produced laudable results, but are not enough to liberate scholarly communications from the confines of an antiquated, print-based publishing system and the grip of hybrid costs and increasing subscription costs.
Based on data analyses conducted by the Max Planck Digital Library and described in their widely-read White Paper, a rapid transformation of the subscription system is possible and librarians have a leading role to play.

In this session, two librarians will present their strategies to propel open access forward, enabling the transformation of today’s corpus of scholarly journals from subscription to open access.

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Colleen Campbell

Strategic Advisor, Max Planck Digital Library
COLLEEN CAMPBELL leads external engagement in the OA transition at the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), focusing on capacity-building activities to empower librarians and other stakeholders with strategic insights and essential skills as they work to enable an open, sustainable... Read More →
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Rachael Samberg

Scholarly Communication Officer and Program Director, University of California, Berkeley
Rachael G. Samberg, is an attorney and the program director of UC Berkeley’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services. A Duke Law graduate, Rachael practiced intellectual property litigation at Fenwick & West LLP for seven years before spending six years at Stanford Law School’s... Read More →
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Ralf Schimmer

Head of Scientific Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library
As Head of Scientific Information Provision at the Max Planck Digital Library in Munich, Germany, Dr Schimmer is responsible for licensing strategy and a broad range of Open Access and other innovative information services supporting the researchers of the over 80 advanced research... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401