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The Future Is Open Access, but How Do We Get There?: A Symposium
Each year, more and more scholarly works are made openly available. Indeed, with European research agencies now coordinating to require immediate open access to publications based on research they fund, predictions about the inevitability of open access may soon come true.
As open access becomes the norm, what decisions will scholars, libraries, and institutions make? Will we reproduce existing power structures, guaranteeing the continued dominance of high-profit publishers and flawed impact metrics? Or will we build something different — community-led publishing on community-owned infrastructure, with legal terms that protect the rights and privacy of authors and readers?
We will explore these questions in a symposium hosted by METRO Library Council on Thursday, September 12. This event is planned in collaboration with colleagues from the City University of New York.
We are now accepting proposals for presentations, panels, activities, and facilitated discussions relevant to these questions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Scholarly start-ups, business models, and acquisitions
- Library publishing services
- Tensions between readership data and privacy
- Investing in open publishing and/or open infrastructure
- Use and misuse of metrics in faculty evaluation
- Open advocacy inside and outside the library
To submit a proposal, please complete this form by Thursday, August 1. We look forward to hearing from you!