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Open Access Bit by Bit: How Scholarly Publishing Must Change

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The world of scholarly publishing has seen significant changes over the past several years from rising journal costs to the development in open access publishing. Today, academic libraries throughout the country are struggling to meet an expanded range of scholarly needs while still providing access to important scholarly journals.

LTS is looking to expanded the conversation across campus on open access and scholarly publishing. The Friends of the Library will welcome Heather Joseph, executive director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) to campus at the end of March.

SPARC's main priority is working to enable open sharing of research which in turn helps to spread knowledge and discovery. Ms. Joseph currently leads the strategic and operational activities of the organization. Prior to joining SPARC, Ms. Joseph spent 15 years as a publishing executive in both commercial and not-for-profit organizations. In 2015, she was appointed to the newly-formed Commerce Data Advisory Council and tasked with providing input to the Secretary of Commerce on issues surrounding open data.

Please join Ms. Joseph on March 31, at 4:10pm in Linderman Library 200 for, "Open Access Bit by Bit: How Scholarly Publishing Must Change." Her talk will enable the Lehigh community to learn more about the world of scholarly publishing and the latest developments affecting the growth of open access.