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2021 Annual Meeting Session | Forging a Path Forward: How Three Non-profit Aggregators are Working Together to Support the Future of the OA Monograph

As university presses and non-profit scholarly publishers continue to embrace open access, there is no one answer for how to participate in a way that reflects both mission and responsible financial investment. In this session, expert panelists from three significant non-profit aggregators will talk about one important building block: infrastructure. Many are unaware of the"behind the scenes" conduits established aggregators provide to maximize discoverability, accessibility, and preservation of content. A stable, flexible, and innovative infrastructure is key to ensuring OA monographs have a secure future. This panel will focus on how these aggregators are working together to complement efforts, maximize resources, and develop infrastructures that offer best practices and long-term success for OA monograph publishers of all sizes. The temporary freeing of content at the start of the pandemic provided insightful data that will inform this discussion. The takeaway will be a deeper understanding of the importance of sustainable infrastructure and the need for greater collaboration in the OA monograph space. || Speakers: Susan Doerr, Wendy Queen, Niels Stern
SSP Annual Meeting Session Learning Level
Applied
Session ID
4C
Publication Date
05/25/2021
Keyword
Tools & Technology, OA Monograph, Aggregation, Infrastructure, Business Models
Without dwelling on the tumultuous events of the past year, our 43rd Annual Meeting aimed to recognize their impact, igniting—and sometimes forcing—innovation to meet changing demands. We explored the many new paths that materialize if we are willing to embrace the unexpected. What new insights and strategies have been discovered and implemented? What are the possibilities that have yet to be realized? As we move from reacting to adapting, how will our responses change the future of scholarly communications? And how should our responsibility to the larger academic ecosystem during this extraordinary time shape those responses? If you missed the SSP Annual Meeting, you can purchase individual keynote, plenary, and educational sessions on demand in the SSP OnDemand Video Content Library. You can also purchase an All Access Pass to the content on the Pathable platform through November 1.