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Thursday, November 9 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
The OA effect: How does open access affect usage of scholarly books?

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Open access publishing options have now been available for scholarly books for several years, but as yet there has been little research into the effects of making books free to access and re-use.

Is there a significant usage advantage for open access books? Where are the readers of open access books based? How does open access publication affect citations and coverage in blogs and news media? Does publishing a book open access lead to new collaborations and opportunities that would not have otherwise been possible? And how do these trends vary by discipline?

Meanwhile, what are the effects on libraries of making books available open access? How can libraries best support discovery and usage of OA books?

Drawing on recent studies from Springer Nature and UCL Press, and on the experiences of Grand Valley State in managing OA books, this session will provide some early insights into the impact of open access on scholarly books.

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Sarah Beaubien

Head of Collections & Scholarly Communications, Grand Valley State University
Sarah Beaubien is the Head of Collections & Scholarly Communications at Grand Valley State University Libraries. Sarah provides leadership in the Libraries' collection development activity and scholarly communications programs; including library publishing services, open access advocacy... Read More →
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Ros Pyne

Head of Policy & Development, Open Research, Springer Nature

Thursday November 9, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401