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07.12.2023 | SSP News & Releases

“Open Access: Understanding Mission, Models, and Mandates” Features Sessions Tailored to Beginner and Advanced Levels

Don’t miss your chance to register for SSP’s highly interactive workshop, “Open Access: Understanding Mission, Models, and Mandates,” back by popular demand for its third year, July 19 and 20. Led by Professor and Coordinator for Research and Teaching Professional Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Scholarly Kitchen Chef Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, we’ve expanded this year’s workshop across two sessions tailored to experience levels—OA 101: The Basics, which will cover the history and evolution of OA, and OA 201: The Models, which will cover emerging business models and funder mandates. Attend either session or attend both to fully enhance your understanding of Open Access issues.

Session 1 | OA 101: The Basics
Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Over the past two decades, Open Access publishing has evolved from an idea into a widely accepted practice in scholarly communications. Participants in this introductory workshop will learn about the history and evolution of OA principles and practices, from the Budapest Open Access Initiative of 2002 to Plan S and the recent OSTP memo, emphasizing distinguishing green and gold OA. Participants will explore how these considerations impact publishing at the article and journal level and how copyright and creative commons licenses may also factor in author compliance with funder mandates.

Session 2 | OA 201: The Models
Thursday, July 20, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Open access publishing is funded through various models, including micropayments, transformative agreements, pure publish agreements, memberships, and collective action. Participants in this workshop will learn about the various business models, their applicability in different contexts, and how they can complement one another. The workshop will also explore how these models impact author compliance with funder mandates.

This workshop has become a must-attend for early-career professionals as well as those more experienced in scholarly communications who want to enhance their understanding of the latest developments in open access publishing and their contexts in the wider academic ecosystem. Individuals can register for one or both sessions based on their experience level. Organized by SSP’s Training Task Force (chaired by Patti Davis and Jeff Mahoney), this Open Access workshop is a cornerstone of our efforts to develop programs that offer foundational knowledge on important issues for scholarly publishing professionals.

Discounted rates are available for AUPresses, NASIG, NISO, LPC, and ACSE Members, and bulk discounts make this a perfect professional development opportunity. Both sessions are designed to be very interactive, so space is limited. Registration is limited to 60 individuals at each session, and there are only a few seats remaining. Save your spot now!

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