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Open Publishing and Open Scholarship in the Big Ten: A Perspective from Faculty Authors and Researchers

10:00 am–11:30 am
Joan Barnes, (402) 472-6987,
On Monday January 9th, please join us for an exciting on “Open Publishing and Open Scholarship in the Big Ten: A Perspective from Faculty Authors and Researchers,” hosted by the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) as part of the “Sequence of Convenings Toward the Big Collection.” Through two faculty panels (one from the perspective of the sciences, one from the humanities), this plenary session will take a look at the current state of open scholarship on our Big Ten campuses.

All library staff and research/teaching faculty across Big Ten campuses are warmly invited to this free presentation and discussion that is scheduled from 10-11:30 am (Central Time). The opening plenary is open to all with the Zoom link listed below, without a need to register. Participants will be able to choose which panel they would like to attend.

The Zoom link to attend is:

The Libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance are engaged partners in advancing the growth of more equitable open science and open scholarship by helping to shape a sustainable, scalable, trustworthy, and just open knowledge ecosystem. Throughout the week, faculty from across Big Ten institutions will speak to their perspective on the value of open access publishing to their work, its current state, and prospects for the future. These later focused conversations have limited seating and require pre-registration (read on for more about that).

For the opening session panels, we are happy to welcome:

Arts & Humanities Panel
• Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean, University of Chicago (host)
• Harmony Bench, Associate Professor, Department of Dance, The Ohio State University
• Holly Brewer, Burke Professor of American History, University of Maryland
• TJ Billard, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Northwestern University
• Josephine Lee, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, University of Minnesota

Sciences & Social Sciences Panel
• Beth McNeil, Dean of Libraries, Purdue University (host)
• Michael Dougherty, Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
• Sylvie Brouder, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University
• Bryan Carstens, Chair, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
• Moin Syed, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Focused Conversations
Kate McCready, the Big Ten’s Visiting Program Officer (VPO) for Academy Owned Scholarly Publishing, will host a series of focused conversations over the course of the week. Seats in the conversations are limited, to allow for rich interaction and discussion. Please register in advance at
to receive the zoom link and joining information.

• Tuesday, January 10, 2023 1:00 - 2:15 pm CT / 2:00 - 3:15 pm ET
A Culture of Open Access and Open Scholarship on Campus
Karl Broman, Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, University of

• Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 - 11:15 am CT / 11:00 am - 12:15 pm ET
The BTAA Libraries’ Open Scholarship Strategy
Kate McCready, VPO for Academy Owned Scholarly Publishing, and Maurice York, Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance

• Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:00 - 2:15 pm CT / 2:00 - 3:15 pm ET
Library-Faculty Collaboration on Publishing Data Analysis
Dan Coughlin, Head, Libraries Strategic Technologies, Penn State University

• Thursday, January 12, 2023 11:00 am - 12:15 pm CT / 12:00 - 1:15 pm ET
The Political Economy of Academic Publishing
Joel Wainwright, Professor of Geography, The Ohio State University

Please join us!

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