Physical and Basic Sciences Librarian Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA Los Angeles, California
The live session took place on Thursday, August 13. You can access the recording of the session by selecting the "Access recording" button and using password: 8UfU&J^3 Session Format: Panel presentation including Q&A with the audience and breakout working groups facilitated by panelists and/or experts in the field to develop practical steps to work towards transformative publishing models applicable to your institution. Objective: The first half of the session, a panel discussion with stakeholders, provides a multi-campus system perspective, a dean’s perspective, and a line librarian’s perspective on what it takes to do consortia agreements for transformative open access change (agreements that shift away from subscription based licensed content toward open access publishing models). The panel will lay the foundation for librarians at a variety of institutions to share how their individual and collective work can plant the seeds for change in publishing. The session’s second half will include breakout discussions of practical steps that MLA members want to or can do at their institutions to help bring change at their institution. The foci of the practical approaches discussion will be around collection building in the health sciences, advocating for OA policies at an institutional level, and creating a culture of scholarly communication issue awareness at your institution. Instructional
Methods: Pre-session handout (also available at the meeting): definition of terms related to collections, scholarly communication, and publishing During Session: Panelists will present a brief history of one consortium’s model for transformative publishing agreements from multiple perspectives including: 1) a line-librarian assisting patrons, 2) a campus who is balancing collecting and service priorities, 3) a multi-campus perspective of creating sustainable longer-term change in the economy of scholarship. The panelists will be led through a moderated, multi-layered discussion that will shift into an open Q&A time for the audience. Recognizing that not everyone has the same level of interest in advocacy, the second half of the session will be spent in small break out groups led by panelists and experts discussing specific aspects of the transformation, e.g., the consortia perspective and how to develop institutional buy-in for change; communication and meeting patron expectations during seasons of uncertainty and change; setting collection priorities and negotiating. The small group discussion goal is for attendees to create action plans for championing open access that adjusts to their own institutional parameters. Participant Engagement: With the help of Q&A moderators, we will gather questions via the MLA app and write-in cards during the session. We will use the direction of the Q&A and audience polling to adjust breakout group topics. Sponsors: University of California Libraries, Collection Development Caucus
Upon completion, participants will have gained knowledge about recent developments in open access advocacy and options for transformative agreements.
Upon completion, participants will understand the steps taken at local and consortium levels during the preparation and transition to transformative collection building.
Upon completion, participants will have developed an action plan that works with their institution's parameters for future collection building in the health sciences or approaching transformative agreements generally.