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Friday, May 21 • 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Unsub in real life: using Unsub as part of serials decisions and negotiations

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Unsub is a collections analysis tool that helps libraries understand and forecast the value of their serials subscription packages as they consider breaking their Big Deals. Come hear how Unsub has worked (or not worked!) to inform renewal decisions and negotiations in the real world.

This is a unique panel that includes both the creators of Unsub as well as librarians who have used Unsub in their decision-making.

We will begin with a quick demo of Unsub, then dig into the experiences of the University of Chicago, Iowa State University, and Purdue University. There will be plenty of time to ask questions of Unsub's creators, as well as the academic librarians who have used Unsub's data with their 'Big Deal' renewal/cancellation decisions.

Unsub is open infrastructure, made by the nonprofit Our Research.


Jessica Harris

Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Chicago
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Heather Piwowar

co-CEO, OurResearch
Heather is a cofounder of OurResearch. Our open-source tools (Unpaywall, Unsub, OpenAlex) are used by millions every day, in universities, businesses, and libraries worldwide, to uncover, connect, and analyze research products.

Jason Priem

cofounder, Our Research
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Eric Schares

Collection Analysis Librarian, Iowa State University

Friday May 21, 2021 3:25pm - 4:25pm EDT
Zoom Room #3