On Demand Webinar: Open Access and the Library Collection

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Webcast date (GMT): 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 15:00

Over the last year, we have seen Open Access start to change the way research is shared, allowing us to address the accessibility issues affecting the academic community. How can universities stay committed to an Open Access agenda, whilst also ensuring that their academic community is provided with the resources they need?

Join this webinar to learn how Lancaster University and the University of Cambridge have used existing workflow tools to support their transitional plans for the future, including how they have adopted user-first strategies and expanded focus into new areas of library provision, such as surfacing special collections, library guidance and chat tools.

This session will explore:

  • Summary of relevant findings from Lean Library’s Librarian Futures report
  • Steps University of Cambridge are taking to solicit feedback from patrons and mitigate the impact to patrons of journal subscription cancellations
  • How Lancaster University’s 2025 vision will involve mitigating budgetary challenges and implementing demand driven acquisition
  • Tips on how to create a user-centred strategy that will ensure resources remain easily accessible to patrons in their workflow

This webinar is hosted by Tim Gillett, editor, Research Information, and sponsored by Lean Library.

Speakers: Matthew Hayes, Managing Director, Lean Library; James Caudwell, Journals Co-ordination Scheme, University of Cambridge; Andrew Barker, Director of Library Services & Learning Development, Lancaster University.