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:Focus on Open Science - Chapter XXXVII: Stockholm
Title: Are we ready for what comes next?
Abstract: The concept of transformative agreements (TAs) was first put into practice by national library consortia in northern Europe just a few short years ago. With hundreds of TAs now negotiated in more than 60 countries, the library community has enabled more than half a million new research articles to be published openly to date.
Today, libraries that are just starting out with TA strategies can benefit from the experience and benchmarks of the first movers as well as new community resources such as the LIBER OA WG’s Four Urgent Recommendations for Open Access Negotiations with Publishers, the 15th Berlin Open Access Conference, and the ESAC Reference Guide.
In the meantime, the first movers in Europe are now reaching their targets of 100% open access for their research articles and are beginning to look ahead at what comes next. If the largest commercial publishers were to flip their entire journal portfolios to open access business models tomorrow, would the library community be ready?
All Sessions by Colleen Campbell
Colleen Campbell, OA2020
Presentation: Are we ready for what comes next?
Colleen Campbell (Max Planck Digital Library) | '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?
Q&A Session with Dr Paul Ayris, Colleen Campbell, Dr Paolo Budroni.
Moderated by Iryna Kuchma