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Subscribe to Open: An Equitable OA Model for Library Open Investment Strategies

12-1:30pm ET  ·  Webcast Open Access

On December 6th from 12-1:30pm ET / 9-10:30am PT, SPARC and the Subscribe to Open Community of Practice will co-host a webcast delving into Subscribe to Open (S2O), a model that is emerging as a promising means of funding sustainable open access for publishers and library systems of all sizes.


Monday, December 6th, 2021


12-1:30pm ET

The session will first introduce the model more generally then present those publishers, across books and journals, which have implemented S2O as a means of transitioning segments of their program to open access.

The webinar will feature a panel of librarians to talk about where S2O fits in with their open investment and any reinvestment strategies, the benefits they see in it, and how the model aligns with their institution’s values. An extended Q&A with the audience will round out the session.

S2O Model Overview
Raym Crow, SPARC; Chain Bridge Group
Curtis Brundy, Iowa State University

S2O Publisher Overview
Vivian Berghahn, Berghahn Books

Librarian Panel
Allison Langham-Putrow, University of Minnesota
Nerea A. Llamas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Virginia Steel, UCLA
Alison Bradley, PALCI

Registration is free but required, and the event is open to all. Those registered will receive instructions for joining the webcast on the Friday before the event.

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