Kennison, R., Ruttenberg, J., Shorish, Y., & Thompson, L. (2019). OA in the Open: Community Needs and Perspectives. LIS Scholarship Archive. https://doi.org/10.31229/osf.io/g972d
The National Forum described here was proposed as a first step in surfacing community requirements and principles toward a collective open access (OA) collection development system. The Forum asked participants to envision a collective funding environment for libraries to contribute provisioning or sustaining funds to OA content providers. A critical component of this project was to bring together groups of interested and invested individuals with different priorities and perspectives and begin to build a community of engagement and dialogue. By analyzing focus group feedback and leveraging the insights and interactions of participants, this paper presents the challenges, opportunities, and potential next steps for building an OA collection development model and culture based on a community of collective action.