Biennial Open Access Conference at San José State University

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library
October 29, 2021, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Virtual Conference/Free Registration

Efforts to open access to knowledge, research, and scholarship are often focused on building new structures: new systems for distributing and archiving scholarship and data, new reward structures for researchers, new cultures of research that favor openness. But simply opening access does not ensure a more equitable knowledge environment. Without intervention, new and open structures can reproduce existing structural inequalities.

The recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which inspired the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week and for this conference, proposes a framework for equitable, open structures for science on the national and international level. Libraries and library workers often work at a much more local level, but in many ways we are implicated in the same structural concerns. These concerns manifest in the systems we build and in the systems, structures, institutions, and corporations that form the context for our work.

Because “it matters how” we do our work, this conference will focus on ways that the structures of “open” promote or inhibit a diverse, inclusive, and equitable scholarly communication environment.

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Friday, October 29th
9:00 AM -
9:00 AM


San Jose State University


9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:15 AM -
10:15 AM


Charlotte Roh, California State University, San Marcos


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM -
10:30 AM


San Jose State University


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM -
11:00 AM

We’re Going Live When?! Implementing Digital Commons at Texas A&M University-Commerce

Sarah H. Northam, Texas A&M University - Commerce
Amy San Antonio, Texas A&M University - Commerce
Adam Northam, Texas A&M University - Commerce
Josephine Rickman, Texas A&M University - Commerce


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM -
11:30 AM

Hosting Open Access Journals on BYU's Institutional Repository

Ellen Amatangelo, Brigham Young University


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM -
12:00 PM

Building Bridges Between Experts and Communities with Subscribe to Open

Andrea Lopez, Annual Reviews


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM -
12:30 PM

Building a Directory of Fully Open Access Journals with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Mind

John G. Dove, Directory of Open Access Journals
Cara Forster, University of Maryland Libraries

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM -
12:40 PM

Making Open Access Book Funding Work Fairly: The Emergence of Library Membership Funding Models for OA Monographs

Frances Pinter, Central European University Press


12:30 PM - 12:40 PM

12:40 PM -
12:50 PM

An Update on Support for an Open-Access Journal at a Mission-Driven University Press

Kim Steinle, Duke University Press


12:40 PM - 12:50 PM

12:50 PM -
1:00 PM

Open Access and Information Literacy: The Role of Librarians

Dumebi Otulugbu, University of Ibadan
Marvelous-Mary Ogunobo, University of Ibadan

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM -
1:10 PM

Q&A - Lightning Talks

San Jose State University


1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

1:10 PM -
2:00 PM

LibGuides Open Review Discussion Sessions

jaime ding, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


1:10 PM - 2:00 PM