Significant progress on Read & Publish agreements with publishers in Australia and New Zealand over the last few years are a game changer for providing open access to the latest research - but what does that mean for academic libraries? Are they going to continue to be committed to big deals – just to new models of expenditure and access? Or will the new models achieve a new degree of openness, not seen before?
The changing landscape of subscriptions, licensing, and transformative agreements have already thrown traditional library acquisitions workflows on their end. Researchers and academics are interested but confused. This new environment requires new library expertise about multiple open access models and the rapid change requires library staff to provide new advice and services.
Staff across the library want to embrace the “transformative” world skilfully and with confidence. This means communicating beyond silos and sharing insights. By exploring where academic libraries are heading from the viewpoints of key stakeholders and thought leaders, this workshop will help library staff understand the new context of scholarly publishing.
This event is organised and run by Simon Huggard (Swinburne University), Eva Fisch (Monash University) and Tracy Robertson (La Trobe University)