Report on the Hands-On-Lab "New business models and workflows in open access" at the 7th Library Congress 2019


Report on the Hands-On-Lab "New business models and workflows in open access" at the 7th Library Congress 2019

There are far more open-access business models than the established variants of Article or Book Processing Charges. The Hands-On Lab "New business models and workflows in open access" organised by us at the 7th Library Congress (= 108th Library Day) in Leipzig therefore aimed to present the participants with concepts and ideas for further/other business models in the field of open-access publishing. The common basis is the understanding of scientific publishers, intermediaries, traders and libraries as partners in the publication process.

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Meaning and Opportunities of the DEAL-Wiley Contract for the Open-Access Transformation


Meaning and Opportunities of the DEAL-Wiley Contract for the Open-Access Transformation

With the signing of the Wiley contract on 15 January 2019, the alliance project DEAL has achieved key project goals:

  • to improve the provision of information to participating academic institutions by extending reading access to all the journals published by Wiley,
  • the expansion of open-access publishing in the Wiley hybrid and gold open-access journals for the authors of the participating institutions.

We recommend that all eligible institutions (see "What institutions can participate?" in the DEAL Wiley FAQs) sign the sign-up letter and the participation statement by 18 April 2019. The DEAL-Wiley contract marks not only the entry into the large-scale open-access transformation in Germany, it offers above all the scientists of participating institutions clear advantages:

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