Revisiting - Transformative Agreements: A Primer - The Scholarly Kitchen
leo_waaijers's bookmarks 2020-02-06
Is it every day or just every week that we see an announcement of a new “transformative agreement” between a publisher and a library or library consortium? Or, if not a press release announcing such an agreement, a statement that such is the goal of a newly opened — or perhaps faltering — set of negotiations? Almost as quickly, the questions start. What’s read-and-publish? Is this contract Plan S compliant? What makes an agreement transformative anyway?
What follows is a basic primer on transformative agreements and their characteristics and components.