Global Infrastructure Initiatives in Support of Sustainable Open Access

Thursday, October 28 | 12:15PM–12:35PM ET
Viewing Location: Online
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
As funding agencies increasingly shift to open access requirements for scholarly communications outputs, community-governed infrastructure is improving inter-institutional data exchange and interoperability in support of analytics and digital transformation. This session will feature presentations from three efforts working to improve OA infrastructure sustainability, metadata interoperability, inter-institutional data exchange, and governance mechanisms for industry-wide data sharing and use. IT leaders will gain an increased understanding of global OA infrastructure initiatives while identifying where to find active participants already on their campuses. Efforts represented on the panel include Crossref (, the OA eBook Usage Data Trust pilot (, and Invest in Open Infrastructure (


  • Christina Drummond

    Executive Director - OA Book Usage Data Trust, University of North Texas
  • Jennifer Kemp

    Head of Partnerships, Crossref
  • Kaitlin Thaney

    Executive Director, Invest in Open Infrastructure