Transitional agreements (TAs) aim to provide access to content and open access publishing using funds previously used to pay for subscription access. They also provide Plan S compliant publishing options for researchers during the transition period.
This open access community webinar will draw out the key messages and practices used by institutions when talking about TAs to various stakeholders and discuss how to navigate their complexity in clear communications. It will be useful to library staff preparing briefing reports about TAs for senior leaders and for open access staff creating guidance materials explaining TAs for researchers and/or presentations about TAs for other colleagues.
Participation in TAs is likely to depend on libraries making a strong case for support from senior institutional leaders and will almost certainly affect how different teams, either within libraries or across different parts of an institution, work together. However, local discussions shouldn’t end when an institution decides to sign up to TAs.
Engagement with senior leaders and researchers on this topic should be maintained to support the shift to the post-Plan S state of scholarly communication. Throughout this period, researchers need to be kept informed about which journals they can publish in that fulfil their funder requirements. To ensure researchers receive a consistent message, local open access experts should consider how to best communicate about OA compliance with colleagues from different teams.
Institutions in the UK are at different stages of engaging with TAs and communicating with their researchers, but all are likely to be in the process of reviewing their preparedness for the launch of Plan S and the new Wellcome Trust policy on 1 January 2021. Jisc has prepared resources relating to TAs which we hope will support institutions in creating guides and presentations.
Tuesday 6 October 2020
Welcome and introduction
Hear from the open access community
Hear the open access community talking about key themes, with an opportunity for questions afterwards.
Talking to senior leaders
Speaker: Jane Harvell, director of library services and university librarian, University of Sussex
Talking to researchers
- Catherine Sharp, head of open access services, UCL
- Amy Staniforth, metadata and repository team leader, University of Aberystwyth
- Surina Bhatti, licensing manager, Jisc
- Stephen Gorman, OA officer, Queen's University Belfast
Talking to colleagues
Speaker: Sarah Roughley Barake, scholarly communications librarian, University of Liverpool
Summary and next steps
Who should attend
- Library staff
- Senior leaders
- Open access staff
Recording of talking about transitional agreements at your institution
Plan S and the transition to open access (OA)
Open access at University of Aberystwyth
Implementing transitional OA agreements with publishers
How institutions communicate transitional agreements internally
Transitional deals: communicating inside and outside the library
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