December 10, 2018

Two New Articles: “National Licence Negotiations Advancing the Open Access Transition” – Views from Sweden and UK

The TWO articles linked below were recently published by Insights: the UKSG journal. Both articles were presented at the UKSG Annual Conference 2018 in Glasgow earlier this month.

Article One

Title

National licence negotiations advancing the open access transition – a view from the UK

Author

Liam Earney
Jisc Collections

Source

Insights
Vol. 31 (2018)

Abstract

Jisc Collections has had agreements with open access (OA) publishers since the mid-2000s. In 2014, following the UK government’s response to the Finch Report, it started to target hybrid OA via ‘offsetting agreements’ that covered both subscriptions and article processing charges for OA.

This article will provide a status update on OA negotiations in the UK in the context of the UK’s progress towards OA. It will look at some of the concerns about the progress of OA in the UK, how negotiations have evolved in response, and will look at prospects for their future direction.

Article Two

Title

National licence negotiations advancing the open access transition – a view from Sweden

Authors

Anna Lundén
National Library of Sweden

Camilla Smith
National Library of Sweden

Britt-Marie Wideberg
National Library of Sweden

Source

Insights
Vol. 31 (2018)

Abstract

The National Library of Sweden (NLS) has been working on advancing open access (OA) to scholarly output since 2006. In 2017 the NLS received an appropriation directive from the Government to act as a national co-ordinating body in the effort towards a transition to immediate OA for all research output by 2026. As a consequence, the NLS has included this objective in its vision for 2025: to lead the work moving from subscription-based to immediate openly accessible research publications. As part of this objective, the Bibsam Consortium negotiates journal licence agreements including OA components in order to help achieve a rapid and sustainable transition to OA.

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