At each meeting of the American Library Association, SPARC and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) host a forum on a current issue in scholarly communications.
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Libraries are increasingly considering scaling back their subscriptions or cancelling big deals altogether. Yet, the question of how and where to reinvest the resources that become available is both far from settled and increasingly pressing. As we start to move away from the subscription model, we should be intentional about crafting the vision for open research communication we strive to build and how we intend to build it.
This forum, "If I Had A Million Dollars: Collective Reinvestment in Open Infrastructure," will invite active participation throughout the session in a facilitated discussion with experts representing both libraries and research funders.