Executive Director OA Switchboard
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Director, Open Research Services
Director of Library Initiatives
Big Ten Academic Alliance
The OA Switchboard initiative (www.oaswitchboard.org) is a not-for-profit collaboration between funders, institutions and publishers to provide essential infrastructure to facilitate the fulfilment of open access strategies across business models, policies and agreements. Throughout 2020, a project (overseen by OASPA, funded through a sponsorship model) is being run to prepare for the OA Switchboard to go live as an operational solution. When the OA Switchboard moves to an operational stage, following a successful 2020 project, a sustainable governance structure and funding model will be in place. This session will provide an OA Switchboard status update as well as an introduction to early adopting partners and their specific use cases.