Max Planck Digital Library
COLLEEN CAMPBELL leads open access engagement at the Max Planck Digital Library and coordinates the Open Access 2020 Initiative, an international effort comprising over 4,000 research institutions from five continents, that aims to transition today’s scholarly journals from the current subscription system to new open access publishing models. Previously European Director for Strategic Partnerships at ITHAKA, she has over 20 years’ experience across all areas of the academic information sector. She sits on the board of trustees of the industry association UKSG, serves on the LIBER Open Access Working Group and participates in a number of other community open access initiatives.
Event: Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Rhetoric and Practice
Title: Accelerating the Open Access Transition: Progress of Transformative Agreements
Abstract: For nearly 20 years, the research community has sought to overturn the subscription business model in scholarly journal publishing to unlock the potentials of digital technologies and enable an open research environment. While more than a decade of efforts have bolstered institutional repositories and other open access publishing alternatives, these efforts have had little impact in challenging the market dominance of the large commercial publishers. More recently publisher open access negotiations have been identified as a viable pathway to finally regain some control over how existing scholarly journals are financed, to deliver open access publishing options to authors in the journals they prefer. Now, the number of transformative open access agreements being negotiated, globally, is growing exponentially, bringing together national library consortia, institutions and publishers of all shapes and sizes in the transition of scholarly publishing to open access. As the transition picks up speed, what impact are these agreements having in the transition of scholarly journals to open access and what insights have we gained?