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May 25 2015 - 17:00
May 26 2015 - 00:00

About the Event

Event summary

•    Are you working with open access (OA) or subscriptions on a daily basis?
•    Are you beginning to think about how the Jisc offsetting agreements may impact on your workflows and your budgets?
•    Would you benefit from an event that allows you to share some of your workflows and ‘pain points’ and learn from others in a range of institutions?
•    Would you like to hear from publishers to understand how they are dealing with the operational challenges of putting the offsetting deals together?

Why you should attend

This practical one-day seminar is designed to facilitate sharing of information and is aimed at those working with OA on a day-to-day basis in institutions.  There will be plenty of time to share experiences and to listen to case studies from a variety of institutions and publishers.  The event is designed to complement the OA Good Practice projects and will offer valuable feedback for Jisc and EIRWIG as they move forward with their offsetting negotiations.


UKSG members:   £185.00 + £37.00 VAT [20%] (total £222.00)
Non-members:   £235.00 + £47.00 VAT [20%] (total £282.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Council Room)
1 Carlton House Terrace

Tel.: 020 7451 7300 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee

10.30   Welcome and introduction by the Chair/UKSG representative
Jane Harvell, Head of Library Academic Services and Special Collections,
University of Sussex

10.35   Current research into the Total Cost of Publication 
Stephen Pinfield, Senior Lecturer, Information School, University of Sheffield
10.55   Jisc Principles of Offset Agreements
 Liam Earney, Director, Jisc Collections

11.15   Break

Offsetting deals: operational challenges

11.30   Helen Ellis, Regional Sales Manager, IOP Publishing

11.40   Natasha White, Associate Marketing Director, Author Engagement, Wiley

11.50   David Ross, Executive Publisher, Open Access, SAGE 

12.00   Jane Wright, Journal Sales Manager, Taylor & Francis Group 

12.10   Questions for the morning speakers

12.30   Lunch

Working with Open Access offsetting

13.15   Case Study 1: University of Manchester 
Helen Dobson, Scholarly Communications Manager
Justin Parker, Collection Management Acquisitions Officer

13.30   Case Study 2: University College London 
Catherine Sharp, Open Access Funding Manager

13.45   Case Study 3: University of Sussex
Joanna Ball, Head of Library Content Delivery & Digital Strategy

14.00   Questions for the afternoon speakers

14.15   Workshop: sharing workflows/responding to the Offsetting Principles

15.00   Break   

15.15   Feedback and ideas

16.00   Summary, final questions and closing remarks

16.15   Close of seminar

How to book

This seminar is now fully booked.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Tuesday 19 May 2015 - full refund
From Wednesday 20 May 2015 - no refund

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.




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