Opening Doors, Opening Minds: The Impact of Open Access & Open Source

Free access to information is the hallmark of US libraries. Technical innovations in the last 10 years have made such access to information faster, more timely, and more convenient for information seekers, while creation unique possibilities and hurdles for libraries.  OVGTSL's 2009 Conference will focus on library technical service units' work overcoming obstacles of, and monopolizing on the opportunities provided by Open Access, including:

  • Hosting Open Access repositories
  • Hosting Open Access journals
  • Exploring Open Source software solutions
  • Utilizing and developing Web 2.0 library applications 


May 6-8, 2009

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel

Indianapolis, IN


Featured Speakers:  Amy Begg De Groff, Director of Information Technology at Howard County Library in Maryland

David Lewis, Dean of IUPUI University Library and Indiana University Assistant Vice President for Digital Scholarly Communication

Presented by: IUPUI University Library , Indiana University School of Dentistry Library , and Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library


*For Indiana library staff, OVGTSL Conference 2009 Planning Committee is working with the Indiana State Library to connect conference sessions with Library Education Units (LEU) credit!! 

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*image courtesy of Monceau via Creative Commons license



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