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COAPI Community Call: Making Green Open Access Work for Society Publishers: A Panel Discussion

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Name: COAPI Community Call: Making Green Open Access Work for Society Publishers: A Panel Discussion
Date: June 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Policy-driven author rights retention has been around for some time; many academic institutions have implemented rights-retention policies over the past decade. 

More recently, the Rights Retention Strategy proposed by cOAlition S has sparked a healthy debate about the impact of this strategy on academic publishers and about its utility as a pathway to Green Open Access more generally. This panel presentation will bring together representatives from two academic libraries and three society publishers to discuss rights retention strategies in the spirit of fostering open dialogue, sharing perspectives, and increasing understanding across these two communities. Specifically, the panelists will discuss the following questions:

  • What are your concerns about rights retention policies adopted by institutions or funders? 
  • How can we work together to enact policies that at a minimum don’t harm society publishers, and that ideally benefit them? 
  • How can librarians help society publishers in their efforts to transition to Open Access? 

Join us on Wednesday, June 16, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT to hear from the panelists and participate in the discussion. The call is open for all to join.


This panel is the result of a collaboration between the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, the Society Publishers Coalition, and Transitioning Society Publishers to Open Access


We are grateful to the following speakers for agreeing to participate in this panel discussion: 

  • Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University and member of the TSPOA steering committee
  • Matthew Giampoala, Vice President of Publications at the American Geophysical Union
  • James Milne, President of Publications at the American Chemical Society
  • Emma Molls, Publishing Services Librarian at the University of Minnesota
  • Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director at The Royal Society
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, June 16
11AM - 12:30PM EDT
Contact Information:
Devin Soper

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