The Library Publishing Coalition welcomes you to the final day of the 2021 Virtual Library Publishing Forum! 

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Program Highlights

The last day of the 2021 Forum begins at 12:00 PM ETD with a keynote from Kaitlin Thaney. (And Join Kaitlin later for our final meet-up—see below). 

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Meet-ups: We’ll close the Forum with a Happy Hour Meet-up with our closing keynote speaker Kaitlin Thaney. Join us and help celebrate the week! NOTE: We’ll be using a Zoom meeting (not the Discord server) for this—click on the Meet-up title in Sched to get the link.

Sponsor Bingo winners!
  • Nina Collins is Grand Prize Winner of a complimentary registration to the in-person 2022 Forum in Pittsburgh!

  • Prize winners of an item from the Forum Zazzle store are Vanessa Gabler, Zeineb Yousif, and Wilhelmina Randtke!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all for participating in Sponsor Bingo!

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Monday, May 10 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Inequity in scholarly communication: Engaging societies and their researchers in a new sustainable future

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An unsustainable system of scholarly publishing—one marked by cost escalation, opaque licensing, and inadequate infrastructure—means that academic libraries are can no longer access or acquire the extensive journal subscriptions that researchers want. A recent trend to break big deals has focused on the Big publishers. However, little attention has been paid to the role that societies have played in sustaining this system. Westbrooks will talk about how librarians and researchers might work together to disrupt a system that no longer serves any of us. She will also outline the steps needed for libraries and societies to realize a new business model and engagement plan.

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Elaine Westbrooks

Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keynote speaker Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since August 2017.  She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Libraries which... Read More →

Monday May 10, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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