Concordia University’s Senate Resolution on Open Access

Submitted by Sean Swanick
Presenter: Gerald Beasley
The second portion of the session was led by Concordia University Librarian Gerald Beasley. Mr Beasley discussed the University’s Senate Resolution on Open Access, which was accepted two years ago. The presentation focused on the importance of Open Access as libraries move forward as well as the costs associated with journal subscriptions. Concordia University was one of the first University’s in Canada and North America to pass a senate resolution on Open Access, promoting free dissemination and access to research and knowledge.
Both of these topics remain relevant in today’s changing climate and atmosphere in the library world. These talks prompted lively discussion, debate and stimulating thought for future endeavours across all sectors of the library community in responding to evolving needs and priorities.cours de cette session.