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SPEC Survey Webcast on Funding Article Processing Charges—Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00–1:45 PM EST

spec-kit-353-coverThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2016.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Funding Article Processing Charges (APCs) survey (SPEC Kit 353), which explores strategies ARL member institutions are using to address APCs, and describes and documents related policies and procedures.

The Funding Article Processing Charges webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in July 2016. The authors will:

  • give an overview of the goals and accomplishments of the survey;
  • provide a snapshot of APC fund activities undertaken by ARL member libraries; and
  • discuss the survey results in the context of APC support by academic libraries around the world.

The webcast will encourage questions from participants throughout the presentation. Read the freely available SPEC Kit 353 in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Funding Article Processing Charges

Presenters: Gail McMillan, Leslie O’Brien, and Philip Young, Virginia Tech Libraries

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern standard time

Cost: Free for all

Registration: Register online by Wednesday, November 30

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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