May 26, 2022

Presenter Slides from SPARC's First-Ever Open Access Meeting Now Available

The first-ever Open Access Meeting took place earlier this week in Kansas City, Mo.

250 people attended.

From a Meeting Summary:

Keynote speaker, John Wilbanks, Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, kicked off the meeting off with a high-energy presentation constructed in triads: he highlighted three stories, three “uncomfortable truths” and three eventual scenarios relating to the future of OA. His broad-ranging talk touched on topics from decentralized networks to data publishing to do-it-yourself alternative metrics. Throughout the presentation, Wilbanks emphasized the need for the community to insist on clarity of the definition of Open Access, especially with regards to end user rights. Underscoring the notion that the true power of Open Access is to enable innovation by encouraging collaboration, he noted “there is no together without rights,” and ended with a thought-provoking proposal for a new kind of “SWOT” analysis for the 21st scholarly publishing landscape.

The meeting included panels with expert speakers discussing Open Access policies (on a local, national and international level), new developments in the world of open digital repositories, an examination of author rights, and an in-depth look into the state of play in open-access journal publishing. All of the available presenter slideshows and recordings will be available shortly.
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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.