Transformative Agreements: Making the Move to Open Access

Wed Apr 19, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:

Single Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 0.00
  • Non-Member: $ 0.00

Group Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 0.00
  • Non-Member: $ 0.00

Class Description: Read and Publish. Publish and Read. Transformative Agreements. Plan S. Open Access. Find yourself confused and/or curious about these frequently used terms and phrases about scholarly publication? What exactly is a transformative agreement? How do they work? Will they replace the traditional subscription model? How are publishers responding? What does this mean for academic libraries and their collection budgets? Changes are underway and understanding the shifting landscape will help librarians as they prepare for the future. During this free workshop, participants will learn the basics about open access and scholarly publication. MCLS Group Purchasing Manager Stephanie Davis will outline the trends, define the vocabulary, examine current transformative agreement models and help participants gain a better understanding of how scholarly publishing is changing and the impact it will have on libraries, librarians, publishers and the public. Question and answer time included.


  • 2 Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff
  • 2 Contact hours for all other library staff

Registration Information:

  • You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering
  • The login and preparation email for the workshop will be sent prior to the training date
  • If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email to request it

Note: To fully participate in the workshop, you will need to be able to access the webinar presentation via the Zoom link provided in the login and preparation email. Also, you will need access to the class materials via the Google Drive link provided in the login and preparation email. Finally, please plan to open and monitor chat within the Zoom meeting. Being able to view the presentation, view and possibly print the class materials, and participate in chat will lead to the most positive workshop experience. For Groups: The Zoom presentation and chat should be visible to all group attendees. The class materials link should be shared with group attendees ahead of time so everyone can access the class materials.

MCLS Code of Conduct for meeting and event participants: MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct and pricing information can be found here.

Stephanie Davis

  • Gwen Haviland
  • 800-530-9019 ext 404
Virtual Workshop via Zoom