OA in The Open Focus Group @ ER&L 2019

Supporting OA collections in the open: community requirements and principles is an IMLS-supported project that will convene a series of national forums where community members will contribute their needs, values, and priorities to the discussion of Open Access collection development, elucidating the areas of opportunity and friction and leading to a common vocabulary and framework to discuss collective funding of public goods content.

Through thoughtful moderation that will leverage the insights and interactions of focus group participants, the project team will develop a white paper that clearly articulates the challenges, opportunities, and potential mechanisms for building an OA collection development system and culture and that motivates the community toward collective action.

2 focus groups will take place at ER&L 2019 to support this project.

Learn more and REGISTER: https://sites.lib.jmu.edu/OA-forum/ 

Travel funds for this focus group in Austin are available with a rapidly approaching deadline of November 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.