Lyrasis is delighted to announce its second annual LyrOpen Fair — a series of three educational webinars on topics pertaining to Open Access, taking place during the week of April 24. 

Our expert webinar presenters will give overviews and analyses of open content models, crucial open infrastructure programs, the impact of federal public access mandates and the global context of our Open initiatives in the United States. Attendees will also learn how their institutions can evaluate and participate in Open programs through Lyrasis. 

These webinars are free and open for anyone in the library and information community to attend. The recordings and slides will be posted publicly on the Lyrasis website within a week following the webinars. The speakers will be a mix of Lyrasis and member library staff. 

Session 1: Exploring the Open Access Landscape 

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 2-3 p.m. EST 
  • Speakers: Michael Rodriguez, Senior Strategist, Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis; Jill Grogg, Senior Strategist, Communities & Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis
  • Description: This session seeks to demystify the economics of Open Access. Explore the plethora of models for sustaining OA publishing, including the differences between gold, green and diamond OA, Subscribe to Open, and transformative agreements. Attendees will also discover how they can participate in Lyrasis-supported Open initiatives. 

Session 2: Open Infrastructure for Gauging Activity & Impact 

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 2-3 p.m. EST 
  • Speaker: Sheila Rabun, Program Leader, PID Communities, Lyrasis
  • Description: For those who are involved in documenting or assessing research activity, usage of locally produced scholarship, or the research impact of your organization, this session will cover three Lyrasis-supported programs that can help to streamline your work (and more): the ORCID US Community (for the Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier), the Lyrasis DataCite US Community (for Digital Object Identifiers - DOIs) and the IRUS US Community (for Institutional Repository Usage Statistics). 

Session 3: Attempting to Make Sense of the OSTP Memo 

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023, 2-3 p.m. EST 
  • Speakers:  Eric Schares, Engineering & Collection Analysis Librarian, Iowa State University; Sharla Lair, Senior Strategist, Open Access & Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis
  • Description: This session will ask and try to answer questions about the potential impacts of the OSTP memo on the scholarly communication ecosystem by making visible exactly what research will be directly and indirectly impacted and how that might inform strategies to build a more connected research ecosystem. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 LyrOpen Fair!