SPARC and ACRL once again offer their popular forum as part of the ALA Midwinter meeting. “Complying with Emerging Funder Public Access Policies: How Libraries Can Make It All Work” will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016, 3:00 – 4:30pm.
Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of high-profile funders announcing policies requiring greater access to research articles and data. From the White House, to the Canadian Tri-Agency, to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, these policies are now moving into the implementation stage. This brings with it both the excitement of a new era, as well as the daunting challenge of determining how exactly to make things work. This challenge is compounded by differences in the requirements across policies, and the ability of individual researchers and institutions to make sense of these differences and comply effectively.
This forum will explore ways in which the library community can be instrumental in supporting the compliance efforts. Along with identifying some issues and possible strategies, the panelists will discuss services that are being, or have been created or expanded, to help address some of the issues that have been raised. We hope to provide you with some practical ideas that you will be able to take back and implement at your institution.
Speakers include --
Jennifer Hansen, Officer, Knowledge & Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Barbara Pralle, Manager of Data Management Services, Johns Hopkins University
Claire Stewart, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Minnesota
Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
A longtime friend of ACRL and SPARC, Richard Fyffe Librarian of the College at Grinnell, recently passed away from ALS. Immediately after the forum, in the same room, friends and colleagues are invited to stay and remember Richard. From 4:40-5:30pm we will honor a man who provided great leadership for the academic library community in the area of scholarly communication. Former ACRL president Joyce Ogburn is inviting you to the memorial to honor Richard for his accomplishments and advocacy efforts.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Content Area: Transforming: Services
Interests: Budget Planning and Finance, Research and Statistics, Resource Sharing, Scholarly Communication
Library Type: Academic, Research Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.