Charleston Library Conference Virtual Session “The Bee’s Knees: Successful Nonprofit Collaboration for Preservation and Sustainability”

November 27, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST


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When: Monday, November 27th, 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM.
Where: Virtual Session

Small nonprofit organizations play a key role in the diverse scholarly communications landscape, and by the nature of their size, often find mutual benefits in collaboration. When the Entomological Society of America (ESA) wanted to digitally preserve more than 100 years of book content and make it accessible to a worldwide audience of researchers, multiple organizations came together to make it happen: nonprofit aggregator and longtime ESA partner BioOne, multiple university libraries including the University of Idaho and Iowa State University, and nonprofit platform provider and society publisher SPIE. In creating the recently-launched ESA eBook Collection, each party had their own mission-aligned and strategic motivations for joining the project: BioOne and ESA wished to diversify their revenue streams in a competitive landscape and keep the resulting product affordable for libraries, while library partners aimed to digitally preserve key collection content to benefit scholars and researchers. This session brings together publisher, aggregator, and librarians to discuss the importance of nonprofit collaboration from each of their perspectives, including how smaller organizations can innovate and manage risk in order to stay sustainable while responsibly serving the library community.

Chelsea Tharp, BioOne, Associate Director of Sales
Robin Sinn, Iowa State University · Full-time, Director of Collections and Open Strategies
Matt Hudson, Entomological Society of America (ESA), Director of Publications, Communications, and Marketing


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November 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
BioOne Publishing
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