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Friday, November 6 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
A Library-Publisher Partnership for Open Access: Building an Innovative Relationship between Scholarly Publishers and Libraries

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As the importance of open access continues to grow, there remains no clear consensus on the ideal model to sustain scholarly publishing while making content openly accessible. Can a solution be found that meets the needs of both the scholarly publishers and university libraries? The Érudit Consortium and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) are exploring one solution to this challenge through a strategic partnership, which aims to address two major challenges: the fragility of the Canadian scholarly publishing environment and the increasing pressure from libraries and funding agencies for scholarly journals to move towards open access. The session will present the perspectives of the two partner organizations, outlining the common goals, objectives, and strategy, as well as the differing needs and perspectives of libraries and publishers. It will summarize the steps taken to achieve this partnership, the success factors, the challenges faced, and the next steps.

• Attendees will learn more about how university libraries can play an active role in developing models to support open access to research
• Attendees will gain insight that may allow them to address other types of challenges in a collaborative fashion
• Attendees will gain an understanding of the challenges facing publishers and libraries in the Canadian publishing environment

Speakers
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Joanie Lavoie

Director of Operations, Érudit Consortium
Joanie Lavoie is Director of Operations (Directrice des operations) of the Érudit Consortium, located in Montreal, Quebec. After completing her studies in literature and publishing, as well as a Masters in Arts and Culture management, she decided to apply her keen interest in the digital environment to the service of scholarly publishers. She joined Érudit in 2011 as the Journal Manager, responsible for increasing the visibility of Canadian... Read More →




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