ASERL Webinar: What’s the Big Deal? How Researchers Are Navigating Changes to Journal Access

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Professional Development Alliance

The dominant mode by which research libraries have provided maximum journal access as broadly and efficiently as possible — subscription bundles or “Big Deals” — is giving way to new approaches.This transition is taking place through a combination of negotiations with vendors, open access activism, business modeling, and user needs assessment, among other factors. To support these processes, Ithaka S+R partnered with 11 academic libraries to understand researcher behavior and perceptions to help inform their ongoing strategic decision-making about Big Deal journal subscriptions. This talk by the project’s lead researchers, Oya Y. Rieger and Danielle Cooper, will highlight key findings from the study and its potential implications for libraries.

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This webinar is offered to staff at member libraries as part of the BLC's participation in the Professional Development Alliance. To learn more about the Alliance, and to see all available webinars, please visit the Professional Development Alliance page.