The Threat to Perpetual Access: Licensed Electronic Resources & Open Access

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Presented by Michelle Polchow
Traditionally academic libraries are the keepers of the scholarly record, but in a digital world, how secure is future access? Preservation is complex now that ‘forever’ access to licensed resources incorporates both intellectual property and technological access. Contracts and libraries abdicate responsibility to publishers and third party organizations, leaving gaps in safeguarding, including Open Access (OA). Consider tools such as the Keeper’s Registry, Occam’s Reader and the Internet Archive. This session will consider how practical, economic and culturally responsive policies and practices fit within the constraints and opportunities allowed under copyright, for the benefit of future generations.

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