Working together to improve global access to research

Scholarly Libraries & Library Groups


Report from the Scholarly Libraries Stakeholder Group


Published by Mason Publishing, online at Open Scholarship Initiative Proceedings, Volume 2, 2017. doi: ©2017 OSI2017 Scholarly Libraries & Library Groups Stakeholder Group. This open access article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Across the library community— internationally and amongst institutions of all sizes and orientations (serving the public, research universities and nonuniversity research institutions)—there is a strong commitment to supporting open access. Library leaders are knowledgeable about openness and committed to responding to the concerns of their institutions and user base on this issue.



Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Marilyn Billings, Jessica Clemons, Lorcan Dempsey, Shira Eller, Celeste Feather, Terri Fishel, Nancy Gwinn, Susan Haigh, Martin Kalfatovic, Barrett Matthews, Meg Oakley, Stephanie Orfano, Leslie Reynolds, William Simpson, Christine Stamison, Denise Stephens, Morgan Stoddard, Megan Wacha. This document reflects the combined input of these authors (listed here in alphabetical order by last name) as well as contributions from other OSI2017 delegates. The findings and recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of individual authors, nor of their agencies, trustees, officers, or staff