30 Years In, ∞ To Go: arXiv’s Role in Today’s Open Access Ecosystem

“Open, above all” has been arXiv’s calling card for more than 30 years. We are a preprint repository for scientific research, completely open and free to everyone. In 1991, arXiv was a pioneer of open access, reinventing science communications by providing an open, reliable platform which enabled researchers to share their research with their peers quickly, before publication. While that continues to be our focus today, the ecosystem in which we operate has changed over the years, and arXiv has learned to adapt with it.

In honor of Open Access Week 2023, please join us virtually to learn about some of the ways in which arXiv continues to pioneer “Community Over Commercialization” as well as how we are evolving to keep pace with the changes important to the communities we serve. Our discussion will include updates on our work on accessibility in research (HTML Papers Project), our goals for extended interoperability (arXivLABs), our technology migration, and more.

Our panelists are: Kat Boboris, community engagement manager; Shamsi Brinn, user experience manager; Charles Frankston, technical director; Stephanie Orphan, program director; Steinn Sigurdsson, PhD, professor of astronomy at Penn State University and arXiv’ scientific director.

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