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Charleston Library Conference 

Oct 18, 2021

Audio from a Concurrent Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Sharla Lair, Strategist, Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis; Sara Rouhi, Director, Strategic Partnerships, PLOS; and Maurice York, Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Library consortia and publishers of OA-native content are collaboratively exploring new business models that attempt to balance the imperatives of multiple stakeholders with the need for more sustainable OA funding models that support shared principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this session, panelists will talk about the models they are exploring, what they are learning through the process, and where they want to go from here. The panelists invite participants to engage in meaningful discussion about: 1) the challenges of designing equitable cost-sharing models that include funders, publishers, reading institutions, publishing institutions, and other stakeholders; and 2) the opportunities to reimagine new systems and models upon which scholarly communication functions.

 Video of the presentation available at