*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

Preprint servers and services are actively embraced by a broad range of
research communities in North America. Scholarly output in a variety of
forms (text, supplemental materials, code, etc.) can be accessed by
students and researchers before a final version of record is released. That
being the case, there are pragmatic concerns for various constituencies in
the information community. Does the feedback that authors receive from
those visiting these platforms suffice as a form of peer-review? What
accountability exists? Does deposit of a researcher’s preprint
automatically qualify as compliance with a funder’s mandate for OA?
Additional issues include consistent use of identifiers, the supply of
complete and accurate metadata, assurance of long-term preservation and
system interoperability. Far from wishing to obstruct this approach to open
access, most stakeholders seek to ensure preprint services will be
appropriately recognized and integrated into our existing scholarly

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!

Confirmed speakers *include*, *among others*:

·      *Kent Anderson*, Founder, Caldera Publishing Solutions,

·      *Oya Rieger, *Senior Advisor, Ithaka S & R

·      *Kathleen Shearer*, Executive Director, COAR,

·      *Tyler Walter*, Dean of Libraries, Virginia Tech;

·      *Angela Cochran*, Managing Director and Publisher, ASCE,

·      *Thomas Narock, *Assistant Professor, Integrative Data Analytics,
Goucher College

·      *Gregg Gordon*, Managing Director, SSRN.

For additional details about the agenda, visit the NISO event page

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

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

Want to register immediately using a credit card? Use this form
Please take this golden opportunity to engage with other stakeholders 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!

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