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CARL-CRKN-SPARC Webinar: Institutional Perspectives on Investments in Open Infrastructure

12-1pm EDT  ·  Webcast Open Access   ·   Open Data   ·   Open Education

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and SPARC are pleased to bring you this panel on institutional approaches and perspectives regarding their investments in open infrastructure.


Thursday, June 17th, 2021


12-1pm EDT

This session brings together librarians from institutions in Canada and the United States to discuss the values, rubrics, and supporting data used locally to strategize and guide investments in open infrastructure. How are priorities determined? How does the institution weigh local vs. global impacts? How important is collective/consortial investment in this context? Are there divergent perspectives between collections and scholarly communications specialists? Is it possible to transfer any savings from negotiated license agreements toward open infrastructure investment? What internal discussions are necessary to build support for shifting library funds from subscriptions to infrastructure support? Substantial time will be reserved for Q&A and discussion.

This session will be recorded, and will be offered with simultaneous interpretation in order to accommodate francophone and anglophone attendees.

Curtis Brundy, ‎Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections, ‎Iowa State University and co-chair, SPARC Journal Cancellation Reinvestment Working Group
Jon Cawthorne, Dean of Library System, Wayne State
Stéphanie Gagnon, CEO, Libraries, University of Montréal
Rebecca Graham, University Librarian, University of Guelph
Ben Hyman, University Librarian, Vancouver Island University

Talia Chung, University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems), University of Ottawa

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