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Friday, June 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop 3: The Invest in Open Initiative: Building a Scholarly Commons through Collective Action

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Purpose of the workshop:
This workshop will raise awareness of the Invest in Open initiative. Our goal is to introduce the philosophy behind the initiative, assess interest, and gain the commitment of attendees for future action. Finally, we will invite the participants to help us envision next steps for this project and for the future growth of a collective infrastructure in support of an open scholarly communications system.

Target audience(s):
The primary audience will be academic librarians, college & university administrators, and publishers and software developers committed to open models for sharing scholarly findings. A secondary audience could include entrepreneurs who wish to support Open projects. Researchers who wish to reach the widest possible international audience for their work may also find the conversation enlightening.

By attending this workshop, participants will:
  • Understand the need to gather accurate, consistent data about existing investments in Open projects.
  • Develop a vision for the potential impact of collective action
  • Develop a sense of urgency and a desire to participate in data collection—now and in the future
  • Identify ways to articulate a commitment to collaborative infrastructure—through investment and development
    • Articulation will be at the library level (philosophy, mission, policies, funding) and
    • At the university level (also philosophy, mission, policies, funding).
  • Identify challenges and barriers to a shift in funding models, and identify solutions to those obstacles.

avatar for Diane Graves

Diane Graves

Asst. VP for Academic Affairs & University Librarian/Professor, Trinity University (emerita)
I have been an advocate for Open Access since the early 2000’s. My institution, Trinity University (TX, USA) was the first private liberal arts college in the US to pass an Open Access policy (Oct., 2009). I served on the SPARC steering committee for three years, and have spoken... Read More →
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Mike Roy

Dean of the Library, Middlebury College
I spend my time working on a set of interconnected projects: digital scholarship, open access, critical digital fluency, library space planning, with a focus on how to think at the system level about how to sustain all of the above.

Friday June 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Room 538, Faculty of Information