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May College Session

Diane Graves from Trinity University led a discussion on Open Access and scholarly publishing at this year's May Faculty College.  Access, cost, flexibility, and digital content are driving significant changes in the historical model of scholarly publishing.  The group also heard from, Erin McCarthy, via video, as she described her experiences with Open Access publishing.   Nathin Rotich '14 provided a student perspective on the global impact of this movement and librarian Eric Williams-Bergen presented the new library website's Open Access resources page.  The event was made available as a live video stream to the New York 6 Liberal Arts Consortium of colleges and discussion was facilitated by Justin Sipher, Vice President of Libraries & Information Technology.

Professor Graves is University Librarian and Professor at Trinity University, San Antonio. Graves’ work focuses on information literacy, marketing services to students and faculty, and promoting positive change. She is active with many library and information/educational technology organizations, including serving as Department editor, E-content department, EDUCAUSE Review. She has published articles on issues on the role of libraries in scholarly publishing and on libraries in the information age.