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This year, the LIBER 2021 Conference is a special one indeed. That’s because our organisation is celebrating our 50th anniversary and this year also marks the 50th conference that we’ve run. Over the years our conference has served as a vibrant hub for research libraries from all over Europe. Hence, this is a milestone to be celebrated and we are very excited to welcome you at our upcoming (virtual) conference!
The conference will be digitally co-hosted by our colleagues at the University of Belgrade Library in Serbia. As such, we aim to recreate and showcase our vibrant community that is the LIBER Network, while at the same time hosting our conference online and ensuring the safety of all conference participants.

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Friday, June 25 • 15:00 - 16:00
How libraries and consortia can support the OA transitions of not-for-profit publishers, and why

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Transformative OA agreements repurpose former subscription funds to support open access publishing, enabling more research to be published openly. How can open access and open science be advanced further? An expert panel will provide important insights into future directions and opportunities for further collaboration between libraries, funders, and not-for-profit publishers, and will highlight the most effective models for driving compliance, cost restraint, diversity, and open access.
Following the validation of transformative agreements as a viable and essential strategy to accelerate the open access transition at the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference, there has been an explosion in both their numbers and varieties. At least twelve types of transformative agreement operate in the market today, and five of these types have emerged only in the last year. Given the dynamism in the market, we anticipate further models and configurations to emerge.
In their most successful iterations they are structured in ways that constrain costs, diversify the publishing landscape, and position libraries to invest in research support. In this early phase of the transition, the majority of transformative agreements negotiated have involved the largest publishers rather than smaller society publishers, university and library presses, and born-OA houses.
Special challenges and opportunities arise when exploring and entering into these agreements with the long tail of more mission-focussed publishing organisations, as highlighted in recent research undertaken for cOAlition S as a follow-up to the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S project. Panel participants have been involved in these initiatives and will share their different but complementary perspectives.
We’ll share ideas for how libraries and consortia can engage effectively with this long tail of publishers while juggling the priority attention required by Covid 19 driven changes to the economy. The long tail of publishers is very, very long indeed and no library has time and resources to manage this by themselves even in the best economy. There are ways to overcome challenges and realise opportunities, for example in the way these agreements are entered into, funded, operationalised, and scaled internationally, so as to minimise administration and reapportion and rebalance costs between countries and institutions.
As with all transitions, the middle ground is uncomfortable and requires significant effort and creativity, but by focusing on the shared objective of an open scholarly communication system we can refine our transformative agreement strategies through partnership among all stakeholders, transparency, and trust.

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Colleen Campbell

Strategic Advisor, Max Planck Digital Library
COLLEEN CAMPBELL leads external engagement in the OA transition at the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), focusing on capacity-building activities to empower librarians and other stakeholders with strategic insights and essential skills as they work to enable an open, sustainable... Read More →
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David Prosser

Executive Director, Research Libraries UK
Since March 2010 David Prosser has been the Executive Director of RLUK, the representative body for the UK’s leading research libraries. Before moving to RLUK, he was, from 2002, the founding Director of SPARC Europe, an alliance of over 110 research-led university libraries from... Read More →
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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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Alicia Wise

Director, Information Power
Alicia Wise is the Executive Director of CLOCKSS and an independent consultant who specialises in supporting organisations to make successful transitions to Open Access. She has been active on access to research information for 20 years as an academic author and in roles with funders... Read More →

Friday June 25, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 CEST