Advancing Open is an opportunity for the Canadian academic library scholarly communication practitioner community to convene and explore refreshed strategies to foster open scholarship in Canada. Practitioners, who have constant immersion in the open access space, are uniquely positioned to consider activities, supports, and priorities at local, regional, and national levels that will advance open access and related open scholarship activities across Canada.
This 1.5-day highly interactive workshop will be led and facilitated by members of our open access practitioner community and is timed to immediately precede the Library Publishing Forum in Vancouver. We welcome participation from anyone from a CARL or non-CARL institution. We invite not only scholarly communications librarians but any and all working in areas of the library that also directly support scholarly communications, especially those working in collection development, systems, and subject liaisons.
This workshop, organized by the CARL Open Repositories Working Group (and led by its Community-Building and Engagement Task Group*), will result in a synthesis document that builds on previous CARL initiatives and can be used by the Canadian community of open access advocates, leaders and practitioners as an instrument to strengthen our collective ability to match strategy to tactical implementation.