FEB 13

Works in Progress Webinar: Operationalizing open at Syracuse University Libraries

View this webinar to hear about how Syracuse University Libraries leverages its digital library as part of a broader narrative about library support for open research.

This event is on-demand. View the recording below.



  • Deirdre Joyce, Head of Digital Stewardship and the Digital Library, Syracuse University Libraries
  • Anne Rauh, Head of Collections and Research Services, Syracuse University Libraries


Syracuse University Libraries recently implemented a new strategy to support open research, in alignment with institutional goals. This strategy leverages its digital library in an effort to advance a broader, evolving narrative about library support for open research. Within this new organization, the repository is a sub-component of a larger strategy that also includes digital collections, diamond journal publishing, open monographs, the role of transformative agreements, as well as a forthcoming campus open access policy.

In this presentation, Joyce and Rauh share about the origins of the reorganization as well as efforts to secure buy-in for the change. They describe the current organizational structure and its benefits to the library and librarians, both in terms of scaling services, as well as offering deeper subject matter expertise by fewer service providers. Moving forward, the hope is that the library is well-positioned for future decision-making regarding research data management services and open educational resources (OERs).

This webinar will be relevant to anyone interested in open science. We expect this event to be of particular interest to scholarly communications librarians and repository administrators, as well as library leaders considering how the impacts of library strategy and organization can support the campus research mission.

All affiliates of OCLC Research Library Partnership organizations are invited to participate.

View recording


13 February 2024


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

Live webinar sessions are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.