Googley Eyed: Is Google the Best Way to Find Open Access Resources?

Presented by: Sirsidynix and Library Journal
Event Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 


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In 2022, 59% of all scholarly articles were published with an Open Access (OA) license. While these articles are available on the open web, is Google (or Google Scholar) the best way for end users to find these resources? Even though Google is free and ubiquitous, should libraries concede this space to a commercial resource?

This webinar will compare Google searching for OA with CloudSource OA, which aggregates the global body of OA and open educational resources (OER) and delivers a simple yet powerful Discovery experience. 

Our Panelists from existing CloudSource customers will discuss their experiences with offering users a better way to discover this vast and rapidly expanding trove of open content.



Linda Barr, Associate Professor, MLIS Head Librarian, Technical Services and Library Automation, Austin Community College

Dr. Megan Lowe, Director of University Libraries and Associate Professor, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Hannah Herrlich, Emerging Technologies Librarian Assistant, Walsh Library of Fordham University



Rick Branham, VP Pre-Sales, Academic & Content Solutions, CloudSource OA


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