OnDemand Webinar
Busting OA Myths: How to Effectively Bring Researchers to the Open Access Table

The need for credible research material doesn’t end when we close the last textbook or take the last exam. For the curious high school student, the casual adult learner, or the savvy voter, access to quality peer-reviewed research materials is necessary.

Yet, the costs for these essential resources rise every year, as library budgets often trend down. One answer to this predicament is open content. However, due to persistent misconceptions about the veracity of these resources, open access (OA) and open educational resources (OER) have struggled to find their footing.

How can you begin addressing OA hesitancy at your library and leverage open content to help inform your community? Join Maryśka Connolly, CloudSource Director of Partnerships & Communications, for this free webinar, which will:

  • Feature updates on the current OA landscape.
  • Challenge five common OA myths that libraries struggle to overcome.
  • Illustrate ways in which CloudSource OA, the new discovery platform from SirsiDynix, can not only provide one-click access to OA content, but help address the roadblocks that prevent adoption.

Register today. See how CloudSource OA can transform your approach to collection development—and discover how the free collection analysis can help you save money while improving the user experience.

About the Series
The Open Access Speaker Series for Public Libraries Series will help librarians get acquainted with OA and the ways it can benefit their communities. Whether you’re familiar with OA or just starting your journey, this series will ensure you have all the need-to-know information at your fingertips. The OA movement continues to grow exponentially across the globe, increasing the need for public libraries to stay up to date with their collections and database organization. This series will help libraries develop their collections and provide high-quality, freely accessible content to their patrons.  
Maryśka Connolly
CloudSource Director of Partnerships & Communications