Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Progamme Manager, have been invited to attend the 15th Berlin Open Access Conference (B15): Adapt and Advance, which will be co-hosted by the University of California (UC) and Open Access 2020 Initiative (OA2020).
B15 brings together members of the global research community interested in furthering transformative open access frameworks, where publisher subscription agreements are transitioned into open access publishing models. B15 workshops and sessions will support both those who have already begun signing transformative agreements and those looking to build capacity in planning for negotiations. The conference will address key topics, including:
- Negotiating open access in the context of heightened budget pressures;
- Challenges surrounding transitioning society journals and high-rejection rate journals;
- Transformative agreements in the context of lower income countries; and
- Potential for greater impact through partnership (e.g. between funders and institutions, high output/low output institutions, etc.).
Rima Kupryte and Romy Beard will also attend the OA2020 Summit of Chief Negotiators pre-conference, which is open to institutions and national-library consortia that are actively engaged in transformative open access negotiations with commercial publishers, as documented in the ESAC Registry of Transformative Agreements.