Director of Web Archiving & Data Services
Director of Programs & Engagement
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
Advancing open access to scholarship requires building open infrastructure and services for the perpetual access and discoverability of research outputs. This session will feature updates and reports from three services working to build pieces of this infrastructure. Unpaywall, a project of Impactstory, is an open database of over 20 million open access articles. With an API, a browser plug-in, and a growing number of publisher integrations, the service facilitates the easy discovery of open access research publications. The co-founders of Impactstory will report on the status of the Unpaywall project, as well as the soon-to-be-released search engine, http://gettheresearch.org/. The Open Access Button offers a suite of tools that provide the missing link necessary to translate gains toward open access into benefits for both budgets and patrons. Project staff will report on their work integrating with library services. The Internet Archive is working with Unpaywall and others in the open access community to ensure the preservation of publicly-accessible research publications and datasets, including at-risk resources via the project, “Ensuring the Persistent Access of Long Tail Open Access Journal Literature.” All three projects will talk about their work on indexing, access, archiving, the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in these projects, joint service provisioning, and their collaborative work and partnership development with libraries, publishers, and non-profit organizations furthering the open access movement.