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Wednesday, June 8 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Only: Another Week, Another Transformative Open Access Agreement. But Just How Transformative are They Proving to be in Practice?

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Transformative Open Access agreements between libraries and publishers are making waves around the world, opening up exciting new opportunities for researchers and authors. But are they transforming Open Access publishing?
In this session, an expert panel explores librarian and publisher perspectives, drawing on the latest quantitative and qualitative data to demonstrate the impact that transformative agreements are having in practice – for institutions and their authors - and to provide important insight into future trends. The group will also discuss the challenges they have faced along the way plus opportunities for ongoing collaboration between publishers and libraries to accelerate a sustainable transition towards OA.
The library perspective: Judith Russell is Dean of Libraries at the University of Florida. Over the past 18 months, the university library has signed a number of transformative Open Access agreements with a wide range of publishers – from small not-for-profit publishers to large commercial publishers. Following an overview of the key drivers and considerations in negotiating transformative agreements, Judith will present data showing the impact they have had on OA publishing by University of Florida authors and the feedback received from her research community. She will also discuss how financing and administering transformative agreements have created both challenges and opportunities for her library.
The library consortia perspective: Ellen Finnie, Director of Shared Collections at the California Digital Library, will share insights into the University of California’s experience to date in negotiating transformative agreements - with publishers both large and small - on behalf of all ten University of California campuses. What has UC been learning? What have the challenges been? What is the role of a consortial approach in advancing the full range of stakeholders towards supporting Open Access?·
The publisher perspective: Claire Moulton is Publisher at The Company of Biologists, one of the first not-for-profit publishers to launch a cost-neutral Read & Publish initiative, and publisher of the first journals in the world to be afforded Transformative Journal status by Plan S. Claire will share unique longitudinal data demonstrating the dramatic impact that these initiatives have had on OA publishing in The Company’s hybrid journals. She will also present the latest comparative metrics showing the author benefits of publishing OA versus non-OA articles.

Join the conversation for this session in the Discord channel "OA Publishing".
Please note that the 2022 conference Discord Server was archived on June 15, 2022.

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Ellen Finnie

Director of Shared Collections, California Digital Library
In her role as Director of Shared Collections at California Digital Library, Ellen oversees systemwide licensing, open access publisher agreements, and shared print initiatives and is responsible for both the systemwide negotiation, licensing, and management of shared digital materials... Read More →
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O. Claire Moulton

Publisher, The Company of Biologists
Claire Moulton is the Publisher at The Company of Biologists, where she is responsible for the company’s journal and digital content strategy.The Company of Biologists was the first publisher to be afforded Transformative Journal status by Plan S, following on from their early adoption... Read More →
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Judith Russell

Dean of Libraries, University of Florida
Judith C. Russell has served as the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida since 2007. She was the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now the Government Publishing Office, from... Read More →

Wednesday June 8, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual Only