Open Access Platforms: Empowering Transparent and Efficient Publishing Workflows

Sponsored by Elsevier
Recorded on 12/05/2023

Posted in Open Access and Open Educational Resources

How do libraries manage Open Access agreements and APCs, and what can publishers do to aid this process?


With the advent of Open Access agreements that cover publishing costs, librarians have needed to go beyond managing traditional subscriptions to monitoring and managing publishing workflows as well. How do Open Access agreements impact library acquisitions’ workflows? What does it look like to manage, track articles activated under the agreement, and validate author processing charges (APCs)? In this session, library and industry experts will demonstrate for attendees author workflow & institutional workflow within Elsevier’s Open Access Platform and discuss how Elsevier works with researchers and librarians to improve both author and institutional journeys. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged.

This session will be of interest to librarians in Acquisitions, Scholarly Communications, E-resource management, and Collections, as well as anyone looking to learn how Open Access Agreements are managed by libraries.


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    Bharath Aradhyula

    Senior Business Development Manager – Open AccessElsevier

    Bharath Aradhyula is a Senior Business Development Manager for Open Access at Elsevier. He is responsible for implementation of OA Publishing agreements in Mature Europe and North America. He owns the Business ownership for driving requirements from authors, funders and institutional agreement partners.

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    Andy Corrigan

    Associate Dean of LibrariesTulane University Libraries

    Andy Corrigan has been Associate Dean of Libraries at Tulane since 2005, having first joined the university in the summer of 1994. He is also the library’s Chief Collections Officer and directs its collections planning and expenditures. He directed the library’s recovery initiatives after Hurricane Katrina, which included the salvage and replacement of lost or damaged collections. As part of the eventual remediation of the library’s flooded spaces, he was the library’s project manager in the group that oversaw the FEMA-assisted construction of a 5th and 6th-floor addition atop Tulane’s main library building. He holds an EdD in Educational Administration from West Virginia University and an MLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of Rhode Island.

  • Image of Matthew Cumberlidge

    Matthew Cumberlidge

    Principal Product ManagerElsevier

    Matt Cumberlidge is Principal Product Manager for Open Access at Elsevier. He leads a team of product, user experience and technology professionals in developing workflow products for authors and agreement partners who want to publish Open Access with Elsevier.

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    Kristin Sederstrom

    Electronic Resources LibrarianUniversity of Kansas Medical Center

    Kristin Sederstrom is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she manages all aspects of the electronic resource life cycle, including open access workflows, and collaborates with colleagues at the Main campus to negotiate joint journal packages and OA agreements. Kristin holds an MLS from Emporia State University and has worked at KU in various library roles for 15 years.

  • Image of Emily Singley (Moderator)

    Emily Singley (Moderator)

    Vice President, North American Library RelationsElsevier

    Emily Singley is the Vice President, North American Library Relations at Elsevier. Previously she served as Associate University Librarian for Technology and Technical Services at Boston College, where her management portfolio included scholarly communication, metadata, technology, digitization, and acquisitions. Prior to that Emily held library technology roles at Harvard University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Curry College.

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