[aserl_coll_assess] FW: No Big Deal: An Assessment of Academic Library Staffing, Structure, and Communication Strategies in Support of Open Access
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 06:30:41 -0700 (PDT)
ASERL Friends:

Please see below – a request for information about your work regarding 
“sustainable academic journal pricing and open access initiatives.”  Responses 
are requested by Sept 25.  Questions should be directed to Angie Ohler at the 
University of Maryland – see below.

Thanks for considering this request.  Have a good holiday weekend, all!  And 
let’s hope Dorian is kind to our colleagues in Florida…


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From: Lila Angeline Ohler <lohler [at] umd.edu<mailto:lohler [at] umd.edu>>
Date: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:39 AM
Subject: No Big Deal: An Assessment of Academic Library Staffing, Structure, 
and Communication Strategies in Support of Open Access
To: <jberger [at] aserl.org<mailto:jberger [at] aserl.org>>, <anpresta [at] 
fiu.edu<mailto:anpresta [at] fiu.edu>>
Cc: Joelle Pitts <jopitts [at] ksu.edu<mailto:jopitts [at] ksu.edu>>

Hello John and Anne,

A colleague from Kansas and I are conducting a survey on initiatives around 
open access and big deals in the wake of the Elsevier/UC decision. We're 
sending this to all of the usual listservs, but also sending to consortia.  
Would you be willing to share this with your members on our behalf?  The 
language we’d like to send out is below.

Thank you for your help,

Please help us with a study examining academic library attitudes and 
initiatives around the Big Deal and Open Access!

You are invited to participate in a research study identifying academic library 
trends with respect to staffing, organizational structure, and communication 
strategies related to sustainable academic journal pricing and open access 
initiatives.  Our research will attempt to answer the following question: In 
the aftermath of the recently publicized breakups between academic libraries 
and academic journal publishers over renewal of “big deal” journal contracts, 
are academic libraries consciously planning for, or already making the pivot, 
to supporting open access initiatives as an alternative to traditional 
scholarly publishing practices?

The survey will remain open until Wednesday September 25  and we welcome 
responses from academic libraries of any size or focus.
Should you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please feel free 
to contact either or both of the researchers:  L. Angie Ohler (lohler [at] 
umd.edu<mailto:lohler [at] umd.edu> | 301.405.9308) and Joelle Pitts (jopitts 
[at] ksu.edu<mailto:jopitts [at] ksu.edu> | 785.532.3521).

L. Angie Ohler
Director of Collection Services
University of Maryland Libraries
2207 McKeldin Library
7649 Library Lane
College Park, Maryland 20742
301.405.9308   lohler [at] umd.edu<mailto:lohler [at] umd.edu>
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-3832-7573<http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3832-7573>
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