Institutions have let us know that transitional agreements (TAs) are requiring them to work in new ways and that this work can be complex. For some institutions, TAs have raised the profile of open access (OA) with senior stakeholders, for others they’ve brought together teams that had not previously worked closely to assess publisher offers. For all institutions, TAs provide OA publishing options that need to be understood by researchers.
We’ve created some resources to help institutions communicate and evaluate TAs. We’ve also sourced case studies to show how some institutions have adapted their working practices and how they are communicating TAs to their various audiences, including senior leaders and researchers.
These resources will also support messages to library/institutional colleagues about developments in scholarly communication.