Open access goes mainstream: Supporting the Tri-Council harmonized OA policy

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) fully supports the Tri-Agency’s decision to launch its Open Access Policy on Publications. CARL aims to foster a smooth implementation of the policy by engaging and informing researchers on the benefits of enabling free and broad access to their research findings. To that end, CARL organized this panel presentation at the CLA National Conference and Trade Show in 2014. The presentation explored several opportunities and challenges related to supporting the harmonized open access policy from the perspective of academic researchers and librarians.