Open Access 2020 Transformation Workshop | Munich, Germany | June 5 – 7

Open Access 2020 Transformation Workshop

June 5 – 7, 2018
Munich, Germany

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

This workshop, featuring special guest presenters and Max Planck Digital Library staff with over 10 years of experience in developing OA strategies and workflows, empowers participants with a clear understanding of the essential role librarians play in driving the transition of scholarly communications from the subscription system to open access publishing. Covering multiple strategies but with a strong focus on transformational agreements (ie offsetting, read and publish, etc.), participants will learn strategic and practical approaches to help them create and implement their own local OA2020 roadmap and have impact on a global scale. Now in its third iteration, the workshop is a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and learn best practice in managing and leading the transition to Open Access.

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

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. No previous experience with transformative agreements is required.

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