The Open Access transformation – opportunities and challenges for German universities and libraries

Scientific publishing in the Open Access age

The agreement between Project DEAL und Wiley, signed in January 2019, is a milestone in the Open Access transformation that is currently taking place nationally and internationally. The subscription-based publication model will be replaced by a "publish and read" model, which will enable authors at German research institutions to publish their results in Wiley journals Open Access (OA) by default. In this way, they benefit from the advantages of OA publications, such as the greater international reach and higher impact. The participating libraries also receive free access to Wiley's more than 1,600 journals.

However, such a fundamental transformation also poses challenges for all those involved. What are the new tasks facing librarians? What do authors have to consider when submitting an article in order to benefit from Project DEAL? And how does the interaction between publishers, libraries and the Max Planck Digital Library work?

Answers to these questions and plenty of time for discussion will be provided at the information event "The Open Access Transformation – Opportunities and Challenges for German Universities and Libraries" (in German) on 28 January 2020. At the joint event organised by Wiley and Project DEAL at the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, speakers Kai K. Geschuhn (Project DEAL) and Melanie Lehnert-Bechle (Wiley) will focus on the perspectives of librarians and OA administrators. The event is explicitly addressed to reseachers and employees of Leibniz Universität Hannover and TU Braunschweig.

Participation is free of charge. Please fill out the registration form.

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Date: 28 January 2020, 13:00-14:00
Location: TIB – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Technik und Naturwissenschaften