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Building services around open discovery - Discussion

The openly accessible discovery and networking environments that have been growing up over the past decade require new business models that go beyond subscriptions by academic libraries. While abstracting and indexing services have a long-standing tradition among academic publishers and librarians for supporting discoverability, open discovery is still developing and creating both disruption and opportunities. The new discovery landscape can be challenging to navigate for academic publishers who are shifting increasing resources towards open scholarship principles for both journals and books. This session will look at the ways agile companies are developing new products and services for and with publishers in an open ecosystem. Representatives from ResearchGate, ScienceOpen, and Open Research Library will explore topics around content syndication, open access hosting, repository technology, analytics, marketing tools and metadata services. A sustainable open discovery infrastructure will depend on constructive collaboration within the community, joint standards and successful business models.
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