LYRASIS Trending Topics - Understanding Open Access and Free Content during a Pandemic

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11/13/2020 11:00 AM
- 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
LYRASIS Trending Topics - Understanding Open Access and Free Content during a Pandemic
Live Online $0.00 / $25.00


One of the biggest questions surrounding Open Access (OA) and other freely available resources is the question of usage: how does usage of open content increase over time? Does unfettered access to materials change not only the usage numbers, but also the types of users and usage locations? The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new variable into the equation, and open content publishers and aggregators have seen significant enough changes in usage to identify pandemic-related trends. This panel will focus on exactly how usage has recently changed, and the implications of increased usage for the future of OA and other freely available content.


Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson leads the worldwide Sales Team at Knowledge Unlatched (KU), based in Berlin, Germany. She has worked for over 25 years in various sales roles in publishing and library supply, including working for publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Harcourt/Elsevier and De Gruyter. After a few years in a sales management role with a German library supplier she joined KU in 2017 and now works closely with the sales team to increase the impact of open access around the globe.

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