2020 Virtual Event (formerly UKSG Pre-Conference)

Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for an Open Access Age

Rescheduled for April 2, 2020
10:00-12:00 pm ET | 15:00 - 17:00 BST

Due to the cancellation of the UKSG Annual Conference and social distancing recommendations from the CDC, this event has been rescheduled and will be delivered in a virtual format. The event will be recorded and you can access the recording up to 60 days after the event if you can't attend in real-time.

Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without the announcement of a cancellation of a Big Deal, the signing of a Transformative Agreement, or a policy action to drive open access. Library consortia around the world are turning to new, non-traditional models as thinking shifts on how to provide researchers with access to content as well as support for publications. Publishers are grappling with subscriptions losing value and needing to develop new revenue models. Complicating these efforts are emerging institutional and funder mandates, including the evolving Plan S requirements and the rumored Executive Order in the United States, as well as the ecosystem of needs and pathways of development for different disciplines and regions. 

This interactive virtual event seeks to engage questions such as: What models are emerging for the open access publishing age? Are these models adaptable to meet the needs of different types of institutions and publishers? Are they sustainable over the long term? Do they serve the needs of authors as well as funders, governments, institutions, etc.?  Hear from publishers and librarians exploring new models and their sustainability as well as concerns of those organizations, including small and society, who fear they may be left out of the discussion. The program will include a keynote overview of current models, a panel exploring models-in-progress, and an interactive discussion focusing on key issues and possible next steps.

Welcome and Introductions
Mary Beth Barilla, Program Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing)

State of the Deal: Open Access Models Today with Q&A
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 

Panel Discussion
Moderator, Heather Staines, Head of Partnerships, Knowledge Futures Group

Scott Delman, Director of Publications, ACM
Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London and the Open Library of the Humanities
Steven Hall, Managing Director, IOP Publishing
Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer, Brill

Wrap-up and Final Thoughts 

For the early bird rate, register by February 21. 




Early-bird register by February 21, 2020: $75.00 USD
Regular (after February 21, 2020): $100.00 USD

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