Access Lab

Access Lab took place online on 26-27 February 2024. Register now to catch up with the recordings! And watch this space for updates on our 2025 conference!


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What is Access Lab?

Access Lab is OpenAthens’ international conference, which takes place each year. Over the past six years, libraries, providers and library users meet at our annual event to discuss challenges facing the information industry. The conference explores industry developments, provides real life case studies and holds topical panel discussions where you get the chance to ask the questions.

Not sure what to expect?

Visit our 2023 Access Lab resource hub to access blogs and recorded sessions.

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Who can attend Access Lab?

Access Lab will be of interest to librarians, learners, researchers, and to providers of digital content and services.
Job titles might include: librarian/information manager, product manager, IT manager, researcher, and individuals with an interest in access to knowledge.

Thank you to our sponsor, Technology from Sage

“We believe the right technology can remove barriers to knowledge. So, we curated a suite of library technologies that improve your patrons’ workflow – from managing reading lists to discovering online resources and reference management. Whether used individually or in combination, our Lean Library, Sciwheel, Talis Aspire, and Talis Elevate, technologies amplify the library’s value on campus, prepare your library for the future, and are backed by the Sage name you already trust.”

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“I felt that every session was good and I learned a great deal. I will be having some conversations with my IT department on future authentication processes and might even come across as I know something!”

Access Lab 2022 attendee