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9:30 - 10:00

      Opening Remarks


10:15 – 11:00

      Concurrent Session One

      1A. Lightning Round

          1) See an issue? Broken URL? Report it here! - Nicole Wood, Austin Peay State University

          2) Making up the difference: using custom reporting to identify inaccuracies in link resolver serial metada 

              – Abigail Sparling, University of Alberta Library

          3) Migrating to a hosted EZproxy service - Megan Heady, West Virginia University Libraries

          4) How the OA Switchboard is building the infrastructure for an OA-driven scholarly communications 

              landscape - - Yvonne Campfens, Stichting OA Switchboard 


      1B. Internship pivot @ ECU: responding to our university’s transition - Wm. Joseph Thomas & Kaye Dotson,              East Carolina University

11:15 – 12:15
      Sponsor Lightning Sessions

      Sponsor Session A.

1.    Clarivate
2.    DeGruyter 
3.    Duke University Press
4.    EBSCO
5.    Emerald 
6.    IET 
7.    IOP Publishing 

      Sponsor Session B.

1.    Elsevier
2.    Oxford University Press
3.    ProQuest
4.    SAGE
5.    Springhare
6.    Wiley
7.    WT Cox


1:00 – 1:45
      Concurrent Session Two


      2A. A journey of transforming to an online government documents collection - Hong Li & Caren Nichter, 

             University of Tennessee at Martin

      2B. E-Resource migration: from dual to unified management - Li Ma, University of South Carolina


2:00 – 2:45

      Concurrent Session Three

      3A. Lightning Round

        1) Opening our deep backfiles: identifying open and public domain serial content in library collections – 

            John Mark Ockerbloom & Rachelle R. Nelson, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

        2) Making multimedia visible: new pathways of discoverability and access for media collections – Rachel

            King, Rowan University 

        3) Rethinking print journal subscriptions at a large research university - Michael Rodriguez, University of


        4) Saving time on renewals with Excel and Python - Emily Graham, Brandeis Library

      3B. Professional applications of information literacy: helping researchers learn to evaluate journal quality -

           Jenny Dale & Anna Craft, UNC Greensboro University Libraries

3:00 – 3:45

      Concurrent Session Four

      4A. Combined Session

        Reaching students through teaching – Karen Brunsting & Caitlin Harrington, The University of Memphis


        History rhymes: the role of learned societies in the open research landscape – Vincent Cassidy, IET

      4B. A crash course in creative commons licensing – Danielle Apfelbaum, Farmingdale State College &

             Derek Stadler, LaGuardia Community College

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