On behalf of our members, CRKN has now negotiated three transformative agreements (TA). With the goal of providing a forum to learn about and discuss TAs and consider their strategic place in the Canadian scholarly ecosystem, CRKN’s Content Strategy Committee is excited to announce a webinar series on transformative agreements. Bringing together speakers from CRKN member institutions, library consortia, stakeholders and not-for-profit publishers, these webinars will offer nuanced discussions on transformative agreements in Canada and how they can be considered within a sustainable open access strategy.
A preliminary report summarizing the discussions and topics highlighted in the first two webinars is available to read here: CRKN Webinar Series on Transformative Agreements
May 11 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT: An Introduction to Transformative Agreements in Canada
The goal of this session is to provide an overview of transformative agreements within the Canadian context from institutional, regional, and national perspectives. Speakers will discuss the fundamental concepts of transformative agreements, outline factors to consider when examining transformative agreements, and explore lessons learned to date. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and ideas to discuss. The suggested audience for this webinar is staff from CRKN member institutions and stakeholders who wish to learn more about transformative agreements in Canada.
Presenters: Nina Bursey, Allison Kelley, Kate Langrell, Craig Olsvik, Graeme Slaght, Carol Stephenson, and Weijing Yuan.
June 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT: Open Access Agreements: Where do Transformative Agreements Fit?
This webinar examines transformative agreements as a transition step toward fully open access publishing models. This session will help to identify member and community-driven goals for transformative agreements and consider how we can collectively measure their success. The discussion will also consider the risks and opportunities of transformative agreements within the context of multi-pronged approaches to open access, as well as other open access models and agreements in Canada and internationally. The suggested audience for this webinar is decision-makers and library practitioners who are developing open access strategies on campus, in addition to funders and other stakeholders contributing to Canada’s open scholarship landscape. A list of speakers and biographies is located below.
Presenters: Masha Cemma, Lindsey MacCallum, Tanja Niemann, Ian Robson, and Anna Vernon
October 13 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT: A Conversation with Canadian Publishers on the Future of Open Access Agreements
In this webinar, representatives from Canadian journal and monograph publishers will discuss their approaches to open access agreements, including the impact of transformative agreements from the publisher perspective. Speakers will also discuss their perspective on the future of open scholarship, as well as outline opportunities for alignment.
Presenters: Samuel Dinel, Michael Donaldson, Megan Hall, and David Kim
Fall 2022: A Canadian Open Access Strategy
Recognizing that commercial publishers have integrated transformative agreements into their long-term business planning, how can we use these agreements as a tool to meet sustainable open access goals driven by the CRKN Licensing Principles? This webinar focuses on planning for the future and what conversations need to happen next. Members are encouraged to extend the invitation to this webinar to members of their university community, including faculty and administration. More details to come.
Additional details on the webinar schedule and speakers will be coming soon. If there is a topic that you wish to discuss during this webinar series, please let us know by sending an email to Rebecca Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.