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- Dec 2019
Further Research (in html)
- Distribute a survey to library workers to elicit criteria for OA content selection, including quality measures and financial workflow components.
- Research appropriate levels of collective action — local, state, regional, national, international? What is the tipping point between large enough to exert market force and too large to manage? What is the role of consortia in leading collective action efforts?
- Propose and test innovative staffing and workflow changes to meet the needs of an open environment.
- Research the power and agency of the library community with respect to OA content support: ○ Would community criteria, decision-making, or vetting be widely adopted? ○ How is best to consider needs in relation to the diversity of institutional participants and scale of effort? ○ How can the community leverage market power in an equitable and ethical way?
- Create generous spaces and build a common vocabulary, within the library profession and with content providers.
- Expand conversations about these topics to include other stakeholders (OA providers, consortia, agencies, societies, faculty and scholars, administrators, etc.)
- Explore the connection between OER and OA programs. Are there ways to use the momentum from OER programs to develop stronger OA content platforms or services?