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OASPA Webinar: The Fully Open Access Agreement - an Essential Component of a Diverse, Open Access World
Date: December 6, 2021
Time: 3 - 4.15 pm UK/UTC

Our next webinar will focus on "Fully Open Access agreements" which entail institutions making central agreements to support open access (OA) publishing with Fully OA publishers who have no content to transition to open access.
Fully OA publishers welcome the pivotal role institutions and libraries are playing in supporting open access. Much of the recent effort to transition scholarly publishing to OA has focused on ‘Transformative Agreements’ that incentivize change among subscription or mixed-model publishers. In parallel with this, therefore, it is equally important to create the budget and infrastructures to support fully OA publishers – who already deliver open content by default in ways that comply with Plan S and fulfill its original principles and spirit.

In this OASPA webinar, we will hear from publisher, researcher, and librarian stakeholders on the necessity and benefits of fully OA agreements, along with the pitfalls with considering OA solely as a “transitional” exercise.
This webinar, organised by the OASPA Interest Group - Fully OA Journal Organisations, aims to address an audience from the OASPA community, as well as librarians and the wider scholarly communications community.

Please find the full information about the webinar and our speakers at https://oaspa.org/webinar-the-fully-open-access-world/
• Chair: Jennifer Gibson, Executive Director, Dryad
• Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director, Stockholm University
• Sharla Lair, Senior Strategist, OA & Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis
• Wolfgang Benedikt Schmal, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-University

After an introduction by the chair, the panelists will each speak for 6-10 minutes, and then we will open it up to questions and have an extended discussion.

We hope you can join us!

Dec 6, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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