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Friday, June 7 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel - Open Access in the Atlantic

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Open Access has been a fixture of scholarly communications for some time now, albeit one that is still subsumed with considerable misinformation and mystery. In keeping with the conference theme, this panel will consider to what degree the current state of Open Access in academic libraries is just the tip of the iceberg and what progress or changes we might expect in coming years. Featuring five academic librarians from different institutions throughout Atlantic Canada, each panelist will discuss the services and receptiveness for Open Access at their respective institutions, as well as future prospects for Open Access in the Atlantic region and beyond.


Patrick Gamsby

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Memorial University Libraries
Patrick Gamsby is Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Scholarly Communications Librarian. Prior to this role, Patrick was the Scholarly Communications Librarian and Lecturer in the History of Ideas at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Patrick has an MLIS from the... Read More →
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Meghan Landry

Academic Librarian, St. Francis Xavier University
Meghan Landry is currently a Liaison Librarian at Angus L. Macdonald Library, StFX University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Her scholarly interests and projects include institutional repositories (Islandora), open access, accessibility and Universal Design for Learning, and open educational... Read More →
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Kim Mears

Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Pince Edward Island
Kim Mears is the Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island. She manages the Robertson Library's repository and faculty profile system, IslandScholar, and supports researchers with data management through data.upei.ca. Kim also... Read More →
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Melissa Rothfus

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Dalhousie University Libraries
Melissa Rothfus is the Scholarly Communications Librarian for Dalhousie University, based in the Kellogg Health Sciences Library. She is also the liaison librarian for Nursing and Classics. Her professional interests include open access, deceptive publishing, and professional identity... Read More →

Ann Smith

Academic Librarian, Acadia University
Ann Smith is Science Librarian and both the Scholarly Communications & OER Co-ordinator at Acadia University. She is the Theory & Research Section Editor for Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research a peer-reviewed open access journal.

Friday June 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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