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Today is the final day for early bird registration – Unlocking Open Access

Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Date: Friday, 17 October
Location: Craftsman Inn, Fayetteville, NY (map)

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Please plan on joining the Upstate New York chapter of SLA (UNYSLA) as we dig deep into the evolving world of open access.  Open access content, free to the end user, affects publishers, authors, and institutions. In this program we’ll view open access from their perspectives, learn how they make the business case for open access content, what people are doing to promote and support open access, and see where the future may take us.

SLA Members: $40 early bird
Non Members: $55 early bird
Students/Retired/Unemployed: $30 early bird
Early bird rates are good until Friday, 19 September.

8:30 Continental breakfast provided
9:00 Open Access Primer,Jim Del Rosso, Cornell University What is open access? Get grounded with a brief introduction to the various types of open access models, its history, and how to navigate to quality content.
9:30 Open Access: Breaking Out All Over,Ben Wagner, SUNY Buffalo The 2013 White House directive was truly as stunning development, mandating open access to both publications and data for virtually all research funded by the Federal Government. What does this mean for scholars, institutions, and libraries? How will this impact our collections, services, and outreach?
10:40 Open Access and Publishers,Rachel Burley, Wiley Open Increasingly, long established publishers are becoming involved with publishing open access content. Learn how Wiley and other publishers have been navigating this space, how they have made open access a success story alongside traditional publishing business models, and where they see the future heading.
12:00 Buffet lunch provided
1:00 Entangled Terrain: Institutional Support for Open Access,Jaron Porciello, Cornell University Many colleges and universities offer institutional support for faculty and graduate students who wish to publish in open access journals. Despite such institutional support, many junior faculty who wish to support open access are warned by senior faculty that publishing in open access journals may be too risky. What is the role of the Library in such a complex conversation, and what are some existing and emerging services for awareness and engagement?
2:00 Library Publishing and OERs: The Open SUNY Textbooks Program,Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of textbooks rose 82.  The cost to students is severe, and maintaining library textbooks on reserve is a limited, expensive, and unsustainable solution. Academic libraries and their institutions need new strategies to reduce the cost of textbooks. This presentation discusses the Open SUNY Textbook program, a multi-institution program with SUNY faculty & libraries publishing open textbooks and promoting OER use.

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