Support community led open access publishing: Help shape the future of scholarly communications

Libraries are an important part of the open access publishing landscape. To achieve the open access future we’d like to see, we need to be acting now.

  • One hour
  • Online
  • Free

This event will be held on


International Open Access Week is an opportunity for the global research community to learn about and share the benefits of Open Access, and to inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

This year’s theme is ‘Community over Commercialisation’ and with this in mind, Jisc and the Open Institutional Publishing Association have joined forces to discuss how libraries can come together as a community and support open access publishing initiatives.

Jisc set up the Open Access Community Framework (OACF) in response to community calls to make it simpler for libraries to support open access publishing – and other similar schemes are beginning to emerge too.

In this webinar, we will ask ‘what’s stopping us?’ and we will consider the levers that are at our disposal, as a strong and active community, including library and publisher perspectives.

Who should attend

The discussions at this event will be of particular interest to:

  • Librarians
  • Research managers
  • Other professionals who support open access in their organisation

But we welcome all interested parties to attend.


For further information, please contact events@jisc.ac.uk



  • Suzanne Tatham, Associate Director, Library, University of Sussex

Phil Jones, Licensing Manager, Jisc

Sharla Lair, Senior Strategist of Open Access and Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis

Philippa Grand, Press Manager, University of Westminster Press

Bethany Logan, Research & Open Scholarship Senior Manager, University of Sussex

Caroline Edwards, Executive Director, Open Library of Humanities

Audience Q&A

Wrap up, further resources



Watch a recording of the event


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Community Led OA Publishing Programs in the United States

Are we onboard yet? - The role of libraries on the voyage to open

The Open Access Community Framework (OACF) 2023

Community-led OA Publishing, Jisc Webinar, 26 October 2023