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Charleston Library Conference 

Oct 2, 2023

Audio from the 2022 Charleston Conference from a Session titled "How Open Is Open?: A Conversation about Open Access Publishing, Transformative Agreements, and DEIA.

“At its core, open access (OA) publishing aims to provide equitable access to all worldwide. With diverse open access publishing models, a variety of transformative agreements, and different forms of peer review, OA works to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) in many ways. Yet, issues of DEIA are still pervasive in this publishing model. In addition, transformative agreements present their own opportunities and challenges that intersect with DEIA and open access publishing considerations. This lively panel discussion will include questions and issues to explore, including perspectives from librarians and a medium-sized publisher.”

This session was presented by Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Central Florida, Christopher Vidas Head, Collections & Acquisitions, Clemson University, and Nick Newcomer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, IGI Global.

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