Transformative agreements are those contracts negotiated between institutions (libraries, national and regional consortia) and publishers in which library funds previously used to pay for subscription access are used, instead, to support the costs of open access publishing of articles of an institution’s or consortium members’ researchers—as well as the reading access required for content still behind the paywall. But in what way are they actually transitional and transformative?
On Wednesday, 23 March, 2022 the ESAC Community of Practice will meet to discuss how they are adapting their workflows, data streams, administrative processes, organizational structures and budget lines to prepare for a fully open access paradigm in scholarly publishing. Using the OA transformation drivers illustrated in ESAC’s How Transformative Is It? spectrum as a basis, Arja Tuuliniemi, Head of Licensing at the National Library of Finland/FinELib consortium and Graham Anderson, Interim Head of Publishing Operations at The Royal Society, will kick off the open discussion with insights from within their organizations.
Come with your own questions and experiences, as plenty of time will be dedicated to moderated discussion and Q&A! All are welcome.
Putting Open Access into Practice: the ESAC Community of Practice calls
Through the framework of transformative agreements, libraries and library consortia are transforming their workflows, data streams, administrative processes, organizational structures and budget lines, in order to prepare for a fully open access paradigm in scholarly communication. From this evolution, new standards and good practice are continuously emerging. The ESAC Community of Practice calls, Putting Open Access into Practice, are opportunities for library and consortium staff—as well as publishers and other stakeholders—to exchange experiences in operationalizing open access on a large scale through transformative and other OA publishing frameworks.