[Eril-l] COAPI Community Call on transformative agreements - April 7

Rodriguez, Michael michael.a.rodriguez at uconn.edu
Wed Mar 18 09:58:02 PDT 2020

COAPI Community Call on Tailoring Transformative Agreements to Support Green Open Access

Please join us for the eighth in our series of COAPI Community Calls on Tuesday, April 7th at 1:00 PM ET.

Convincing authors to deposit their scholarly articles in institutional repositories (a practice known as “green open access”) has proven to be very difficult, leading some to question the feasibility of this strategy for making scholarship more openly available. However, the growing popularity of transformative agreements between libraries and publishers presents an opportunity to explore other strategies for facilitating green open access - strategies that depend on cooperation between libraries and publishers, and that may not require any intervention on the part of authors. For example, both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Framework for Publisher Contracts and the University of California’s  Declaration of Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication demand that publishers work with libraries to facilitate the immediate deposit of scholarly articles in institutional repositories.

How promising is this new direction in principle? What challenges does it pose in practice? What can we learn from institutions that have already had success in this area? Are there barriers that prevent smaller institutions from following suit? What resources and strategies can we employ as a community to reduce these potential inequities?

Ellen Finnie, Head of Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy at MIT Libraries, will kick off the call with an overview of ongoing work in this area at MIT.

The call is open for all to join— please register at the following URL: http://sparcopen.memberzone.com/events/details/coapi-community-call-on-tailoring-transformative-agreements-to-support-green-open-access-64

Best wishes,

Michael Rodriguez

Collections Strategist

UConn Library
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