Lead, Open Access Button & Assistant Director of the Right to Research Coalition
The Open Access Button is a family of tools to get access to articles behind paywalls, either by finding free, legal alternatives or requesting an author make a copy available. The Open Access Button has been working to integrate our services and others with library catalogs and interlibrary loan systems — to surface accessible copies of articles directly through library discovery systems and fulfill interlibrary loan requests instantly when accessible copies are available in repositories. Our goal is to save staff time, reduce costs, and increase the percentage of articles available through repositories, all while improving user experience. We’re delighted to have new tools that help do all this, including DeliverOA, EmbedOA and OAsheet. In this session, we will walk through these new tools, preview what’s coming next, and share some insights into what we’re learning along the way.