Please join with a variety of stakeholders from the information community in exploring the use of preprints and identifying the next steps needed to usefully integrate this form of communication in the world of scholarship and research. We want you in the room for this collaborative, cross-sector event!


Open Access: The Role and Impact of Preprint Services

An NFAIS Foresight Event, sponsored by NISO

Event Dates: Thursday, November 14 – Friday, November 15, 2019


Meeting Venue: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington DC


Confirmed participants includeamong others:

Preprint servers and services are actively embraced by a broad range of research communities in North America. The point of this two-day, on-site event is to enable participants to engage in a cross-sector discussion of how best to integrate preprint services into existing research processes. Participate in identifying potential issues and existing gaps that impede researcher workflow. Scheduled small group discussions will allow attendees to better understand specific community needs and identify mechanisms that will satisfy those needs. What’s working? What’s not? Attend this NISO Foresight event and help the community to further open access just that little bit more!


Here is what just one of our presenters will be addressing:


Title: The Unfunded Mandate of Compliance


During the last decade, we’ve witnessed the emergence of public access policies by a range of governmental and private funding agencies to open up scholarly outputs that result from funded research projects. This presentation explores the potential role of preprint services in fulfilling such mandates, and discusses implications from the perspective of stakeholders such as authors, readers, funders, publishers, and libraries. Preprint services aim to ensure the rapid dissemination of research results and facilitate open access for broad and unlimited distribution. How does this vision intersect with emerging public access mandates and requirements? At a global level, funding agencies continue to be uneven in their approaches and policies in regard to publication repositories, technical and metadata standards, and other compliance and enforcement related specifications. Given the evolving nature of the landscape, what are the implications of preprint servers becoming a part of the compliance infrastructure?  What are the consequences from a sustainability perspective?


Registration:  Fee includes a continental breakfast, a working lunch and three coffee breaks.

NISO Member Organization: $285.00; Non-NISO-Member: $335.00; Student: $110.00.


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Need a hotel? There is no hotel block associated with this event. Choose whichever location that best fits your budget!


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