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Press Release: OpenAthens [October 18, 2022]

Join OpenAthens' leading industry conference to discuss challenges and opportunities across the globe

Bristol, UK -- 17 October 2022. Are you a publisher or a librarian? Would you like the opportunity to discuss your challenges, with your peers and find solutions that could make your life easier? We are looking for speakers for Access Lab 2023 and you could be ‘the one'.

What is Access Lab?

Access Lab is OpenAthens' (www.openathens.net) international conference, which takes place each year in March. Over the past five years, libraries, providers and library users have been meeting at our annual event to discuss challenges facing the information industry.

The conference explores industry developments, provides real life case studies and holds topical panel discussions where you get the chance to ask the questions.

Our focus for 2023

We know Access Lab generates interest globally, so we want to help you join from wherever you are. This year we will be holding two online events at different times to allow maximum participation from all around the world. We know online doesn't suit everyone, so we will also be holding in-person regional forums to build connections, learn from your community and find practical takeaways. Keep your eyes peeled for dates and further information which will be released soon!

Libraries and providers continuously face challenges and barriers in accessing knowledge.

As a result, you may need to seek advice and guidance from peers and experts within the industry. Access Lab provides a safe space to share learnings, discuss and debate. The conference also has a great reputation for panel debates, which have previously covered topics such as; user privacy, the importance of data, and cookies. Publishers, providers and library professionals will also share knowledge and highlight a variety of case studies from around the world.

At the conference, we will also be announcing the winner of the OpenAthens 2023 best publisher user experience award https://openathens.pub/UXAward2023 .

The award puts the spotlight on publishers who put users at the heart of their service design. All with the simple aim of providing easy access to content. The deadline for publishers to enter the awards is 30 November 2022.

Join as a speaker

You can submit proposals for plenary talks, panel debates, roundtable discussions and case studies. The following topics are suitable:

  • Customer experience
  • Sustainability
  • Moving away from IP/proxy
  • Resource management and reporting
  • Library systems integration
  • Software and platform migration
  • Library digital strategy, processes, plans and budgets
  • Data and infrastructure

Get inspired to speak at Access Lab 20223 by watching our 2022 Access Lab sessions. https://www.openathens.net/events/access-lab-2022/.

Submit your proposal

Please fill in the form on the Access Lab webpage openathens.pub/AccessLab23 and send us your proposal by Friday 25 November 2022.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Laura Bloomfield, event manager; laura.bloomfield@openathens.net.

About OpenAthens

We make it easy for people to access knowledge through single single-on. Our mission is to enable people to achieve great things by connecting them to knowledge and information, whenever and wherever they need it.

We strive to be the world's most user-friendly single sign-on experience and help more than 2,600 organisations world-wide to provide simple and secure access to online resources for their end users.

OpenAthens is part of Jisc.


Summary: Are you a publisher or a librarian? Would you like the opportunity to discuss your challenges, with your peers and find solutions that could make your life easier? We are looking for speakers for Access Lab 2023. Access Lab is OpenAthens' international conference, which takes place each year in March. Over the past five years, libraries, providers and library users have been meeting at our annual event to discuss challenges facing the information industry.
Publication Year:2022
Type of Material:Press Release
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Date Issued:October 18, 2022
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Company: OpenAthens
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