Bringing Transformative Agreements to a Large Consortium · Series 1.3: Global Transition to Open

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"Transformative agreements (TA), those which move the fee libraries have traditionally paid for read-only subscriptions to publishing content open access, are not new.  Projekt DEAL began negotiations with Elsevier as far back as 2016 with the goal of moving towards a transformative ‘read & publish’ agreement on behalf of all German academic institutions.undefined For the past few years, we have been working on behalf of our institutions and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) to bring transformative agreements out of the realm of discussion and into action at the consortial level. GWLA members are trying to find a sustainable way to provide access to scholarly research produced and needed by our communities with continual decreases in budgets and resources. This essay discusses our experiences, frustrations, and hopes for the future."


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Tags: oa.offsets oa.agreements oa.consortia oa.negotiations oa.gwla oa.libraries

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11/23/2021, 15:12

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11/23/2021, 10:12