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Friday, November 6 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Open Access: Integration or Segregation: Is there a role for database vendors?

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Open Access is increasingly an essential component of academic scholarship and research. But where does Open Access content fit with the library’s academic databases – should Open Access play a role in the content set of vendors’ databases? Should OA be separate from these databases or integrated?
Join a lively panel discussion with two published experts in the field (academic librarians/faculty members) and two representatives from the vendor perspective (ProQuest staff). The panel session will utilize a state-of-the-art audience response system for engaging, real-time interaction with session attendees on questions such as: “What, if any, is the role of third party aggregators in providing access to OA?” “How much is too much OA in aggregated (paid) databases?” “What are discovery and usage pain points with OA – can vendors help with metadata for discovery, vetting quality titles, easier access to OA content in hybrid models?” We’ll lay out some issues, take in responses, and see real-time feedback from every participant. Open Access: Integration or Segregation? – Let’s find out!

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Kim Armstrong

Deputy Director, CIC
Kimberly is currently Deputy Director, Center for Library Initiatives, at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The CIC, founded in 1958, is an academic consortium of the fourteen Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. Her current responsibilities include management... Read More →
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Sarah Brechner

Senior Product Manager, ProQuest
I'm a librarian with a background in social sciences and literature. I've worked at ProQuest since 1996. Prior to that, I worked in a variety of libraries, which was very interesting and challenging, but eventually, I wanted to help create the information resources we used at the... Read More →
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Carmelita Pickett

Associate University Librarian, University of Iowa
Carmelita Pickett is the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communications at the University of Iowa Librries. She is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the development and management of the University Libraries’ collections. She has... Read More →

Missy Roser

Head of Research & Instruction, Amherst College

Friday November 6, 2015 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel