The Science & Technologies Libraries section is proud to announce its session line up for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Please join us for informatitive and exciting presentations on open access and data librarianship!

Libraries as Drivers for Open Access
Sunday, August 26th @ 9:30-11:30am

1. From green to gold to diamond: open access’s return to social justice: Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa

2. Open access monitoring and business model in Latin America and Middle East: a comparative study based on DOAJ data and criteria: Ivonne Lujano, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico; Mahmoud Khalifa, Cybrarians: The Arabic Portal of Librarianship & Information, Egypt

3. Open Access Books: an international collaboration to explore the practical implications for librarians of increasing access to scholarly research outputs: Sam Oakley, Swansea University, United Kingdom; Neil Smyth, University of Nottingham, China

4. Open Access Policies and Mandates: A Study of Their Implementation in Academic Institutions in India:Sudarshan Rao, Osmania University, India; Laxman Rao, Osmania University, India

5. Transition to Gold OA in Austria: Andreas Ferus, Austria; Brigitte Kromp, Austria; Patrick Danowski, Austria


Data Librarian: Needs & Qualifications
Monday, August 27th @ 9:30-11:30am

1. Pushing the Boundaries of a Data Services Ecosystem at an Academic Library: Yun Dai, New York University, Shanghai, China

2. What is a Data Librarian?: A Content analysis of Job Advertisements for Data Librarians in the United States Academic Libraries: Hammad Rauf Khan, University of North Texas, United States; Yunfei Du, University of North Texas, United States

3. Engaging Liaison Librarians: Identifying Impact of an Research Data Management Educational Intervention:Megan Sapp Nelson, Purdue University, United States; Abigail Goben, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

4. Is Data Management a New “Digitization”?: A change of the role of librarians in the context of changing academic libraries' tasks: Anna Wałek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

5. Investing and trading in strategic resources for academic data services: A case study: Angela Hamilton, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada; Deena Yanofsky, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada