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Thursday, November 6 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Opening Open Access: Exposing Digital Images Collections with Ease

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As the expectation for free, immediate and unrestricted access to content continues to grow, the opportunity and responsibility to share digital image collections through open access platforms is an important consideration for higher education institutions. For institutions and individuals new to open access sharing, the idea of publishing digital image collections in the open arena can seem daunting; it may raise inspiration for some and doubts for others. This panel will investigate the open access initiatives of three higher education institutions who are publishing digital media collections to various open access platforms, including Omeka, The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Shared Shelf Commons. Panelists from Bryn Mawr College, University of Delaware and University of Puget Sound will discuss their motivation for sharing content publicly; provide tips and tools for overcoming barriers to open access publication of various media collections; and discuss the results of exposing these digital collections to the public. This session will encourage those hesitant about publishing content on open access platforms to make the most of collections they have sharing rights to, and will provide opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities related to open access exposure of digital image collections.

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Jen Hoyer

Senior Account Manager, Artstor


Jane Carlin

Library Director, University of Puget Sound
Jane Carlin joined Puget Sound in 2008 coming from University of Cincinnati, where she served as senior librarian for the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Library. There she successfully served in a number of roles, bringing to each a strong commitment to faculty-staff... Read More →

Camilla MacKay

Director, Research and Instructional Services, Bryn Mawr College
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Gregg Silvis

Associate University Librarian, University of Delaware Library
Gregg is the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology & Digital Initiatives, University of Delaware Library. He just finished leading the UD Library in the implementation of OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS). Always active in the library community and... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Room 227, Addlestone Library 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29205