Webinar Lean Library

How libraries can promote Open Access eBooks to patrons

February 15, 2024 (GMT)

The hot topic of Open Access is gaining further momentum within the librarian community this year, with mandates like UKRI’s Open Access Policy coming into effect. Around the world, academic libraries are seeking novel ways of promoting the plethora of Open Access resources to students to improve affordability of learning. However, finding trusted Open Access repositories and ensuring library patrons know where to find them is no simple feat.

In this webinar, Lean Library and the OAPEN Foundation discuss:

  • How the OAPEN Foundation is building a quality-controlled collection of Open Access books.
  • The library’s role in increasing discoverability of Open Access resources and how it benefits students and researchers.
  • Lean Library’s new integration with the Directory of Open Access Books that surfaces Open Access alternatives in library patron’s online workflow.

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About Lean Library

Lean Library puts the library in your patrons’ workflow, making your content and resources available whenever and wherever patrons need them via an extension on their browser.

About the OAPEN Foundation:

OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. They work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books and provide services for publishers, libraries, and research funders in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.


Becca Richards
Becca Richards Senior Product Manager, Lean Library
Silke Davison
Silke Davison Community Manager, OAPEN Foundation

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