Open Access 2020 Transformation Workshop | March 6-8, 2018 | Munich

Open Access 2020 Transformation Workshop, March 6-8, 2018

For librarians and staff looking to take pro-active steps to accelerate the transition of scholarly communications to open access.

Highly interactive, this workshop provides participants with a clear understanding of the strategic and practical aspects of transitioning to open access, enabling them to create and implement their own OA2020 roadmap to drive open access within their local community and have impact on a global scale. Led by MPDL librarians and staff with over 10 years of experience in developing and perfecting OA strategies and workflows, the workshop is a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and learn best practice in managing and leading the open access transformation.

Participants of previous workshops had this to say:
“Excellent level of detail and depth of topics covered – each part related to the other. It was perfect!”
“Most useful workshop I have attended. Invaluable knowledge & new insights. Good tools, contacts and methods”

Workshop content

  • Current open access landscape
  • The economics of open access
  • Components of a roadmap to open access
  • Data analysis and value assessment
  • Transformation strategies
  • Transitional agreement review (ie offsetting, read and publish, etc.)
  • Negotiation tactics
  • Open access workflow efficiencies (fund and agreement management)
  • On the horizon and future trends

Date: Tuesday through Thursday, 6-8 March 2018

Location: Max Planck Digital Library, Amalienstraße 33, 80799 München, Germany

Language: English

Level: The workshop is geared toward librarians and staff affiliated with higher education or research institutions and consortia who have working knowledge of licensing of electronic resources and/or open access.

Fees: There is no registration fee for the workshop, but participants are asked to provide for their own travel and accommodation.

The workshop is highly interactive; places are therefore limited and will be granted on a first come-first serve basis.

To register your interest in participating and for any further information, please contact me at

If you would like to participate in the workshop but the dates are not feasible, please let me know, as we plan to offer further workshops and we will be happy to keep you informed.

Colleen Campbell
OA2020 Partner Development
Max Planck Digital Library
+49 160 9725 1536