Open Access Odyssey: Past, Present, and Beyond




Johnson-Freeman, Whitney

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Texas Digital Library


Open Access (OA) is a topic in flux, but its ultimate purpose has remained the same for decades: make information accessible to as many people as possible. This mission has always been supported by digital libraries, but the field of Open Access has experienced a lot of change in the past few years. These include slowly evolving changes, like OA journal transitions, to sudden changes, like the mandates for federally funded research - all of which have implications for education and libraries. This session will be an opportunity for folks in digital libraries to discuss how these changes have affected their work, impacted their institution, and what they see for the future of OA. Whether you are interested in Open Access itself or its impacts on the larger Open conversation (OERs, Open Pedagogy, Open Data, etc.), join us! This discussion will be moderated by the organizers of the OA Symposium, and it will be used to plan future events, including the 2024 OA Symposium which will be held later this year.


TCDL 2024 Session 3B, Wednesday, 5/22/2024, 10:15 am to 11:15 am | Moderated by Phebe Raglin, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi | Idea Lab | Scholarly Communication