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Tuesday, June 5 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Collaborative Funding of Open Access

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The practice of libraries working together for mutual benefit is ubiquitous and takes many different forms: interlibrary loan, resource sharing, collaborative collection development and now – open access. The ability to leverage funds through collaborative funding, to offer library users access to resources beyond the local and beyond the paywalls of just the libraries that participate, are powerful forces impelling libraries around the world to work together. Licensing Program Strategist, Sharla Lair, from LYRASIS will provide examples of collaboratively funded open access initiatives, highlighting their successes and challenges, and provide information about how you can support them.

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Sharla Lair

Senior Strategist, OA & ScholComm Initiatives, Lyrasis
Sharla Lair serves as a strategist for the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at Lyrasis, a non-profit, membership organization. Since 2015, Sharla’s role at Lyrasis has been to advance innovative content licensing and open scholarship. She is particularly interested... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
Wood Room