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Friday, November 8 • 9:45am - 10:30am
Trimming the sails: What you need to know about Transformative Agreements

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Everyone is talking about Transformative Agreements in the abstract, but just what do they look like and how do they work?

Transformative agreements are, by nature, iterative, temporary and transitional but, at the same time, they all have certain features and fundamental principles that are consistent--from their stated objectives, to cost-shifting mechanisms, to the new open access workflows that are rapidly becoming standard business practice in scholarly publishing and library processes.

In this session, a trio of experts representing different stakeholder groups (library, consortium, publisher) will illustrate some of the practical aspects of their Transformative Agreements that all stakeholders navigating the sea of change in scholarly communication need to know.
 "We cannot control the winds nor subdue deceitful currents, but we can--by skill and care--trim our sails to ride the storm and steer our course to more promising shores!"

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Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida
Athena Hoeppner is the Discovery Services Librarian at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. Her career in academic libraries spans 25 years with roles in public services, systems, and technical services. In her current role, she jointly oversees the eResources lifecycle... Read More →


Chris Bennett

Global Sales Director, Cambridge University Press
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Colleen Campbell

Strategic Advisor, Max Planck Digital Library
COLLEEN CAMPBELL leads external engagement in the OA transition at the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), focusing on capacity-building activities to empower librarians and other stakeholders with strategic insights and essential skills as they work to enable an open, sustainable... Read More →
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Curtis Brundy

AUL for Collections, Iowa State University
I oversee collections and scholarly communications at Iowa State, which is a signatory of the OA2020 initiative. I am active with several groups that are interested in seeing, as well as assisting, scholarly publishers and societies transition to open business models.

Friday November 8, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel