2. November 2017




Upcoming Events

LOA 2018 (Licenses and Open Access)

June 1, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

Colleen Campbell will deliver the keynote OA2020 and Alternative Publishing Models and participating in a panel discussion on the Transition to Open Access – Re-organizing the Payment Streams, moderated by Beate Eellend, Open Access Coordinator, National Library of Sweden, with Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director, Stockholm University; Lisbeth Söderqvist, Analyst, Swedish Research Council; and Mikael Laakso, Associate Professor, Hanken School of Economics.

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.

LIBER 2018

July 4, 2018
Lille, France


The aim of the workshop is to give participants a clear understanding of the essential role that libraries have to play in the transformation of scholarly communications. The aim is also to empower the libraries with key insights in order to develop an action plan to drive the transition towards Open Access through a variety of approaches. In the first part of the workshop, we will introduce some data-driven strategies for achieving more OA and, in the second part, we will explore approaches in an interactive manner, addressing topics such as OA for e-books, Gold OA journals, as well as the transformation of paywalled journals.

Libraries have the power to lead the way in the OA transformation, and there are many ways to do so! This workshop is planned and organised by the LIBER Open Access Working Group in collaboration with OA2020 .

ADVANCED Open Access 2020 Transformation Workshop

September 25 – 27, 2018
Munich, Germany

An advanced workshop, for participants who have already attended an OA2020 Transformation Workshop, will be held 25-27 September 2018.

Please come back and check for details.

14th Berlin Open Access Conference

December 3 – 4, 2018
Berlin, DE

The 14th Berlin Open Access Conference will be held on 3-4 December 2018 at the Max Planck Society’s Harnack House in Berlin. The conference will be have a completely new format to ensure that key representatives from the academic and research communities from around the world will have the opportunity to measure the progress of different approaches in the open access transition and strategize together on concerted actions that will drive the transformation of scholarly communications.

List of past events.


OA2020 Workshops

Following successful workshops in South Africa, Brazil and at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich, Germany, we are pleased to help coordinate and support workshops and webinars to define transformational strategies and roadmaps in local contexts. Please contact us for more information.


Berlin Open Access Conference Series

Berlin Declaration, 2003, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 2, 2004, Genf, Switzerland

Berlin 3, 2005, Southampton, England

Berlin 4, 2006, Potsdam, Germany

Berlin 5, 2007, Padua, Italy

Berlin 6, 2008, Düsseldorf, Germany

Berlin 7, 2009, Paris, France

Berlin 8, 2010, Beijing, China

Berlin 9, 2011, Washington D.C., United States

Berlin 10, 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Berlin 11, 2013, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 12, 2015, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 13, 2017, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 14, 2018, Berlin, Germany