Presentations: Transformative Agreements: US University Perspectives


Staff member
Understanding Reading and Publishing: Distilling the data that institutions need to manage transformative agreements
Transformative agreements, which are based on both reading and publishing, offer new and complex assessment challenges, since in addition to measuring usage relative to cost, we now need to understand publication patterns. Data around authorship, funding and article type are highly variable, yet necessary for determining the impact of transformative agreements. Using data provided by libraries, a consortium, a publisher and a vendor, this session will address multi-dimensional perspectives to the challenges that the industry faces with the dissemination, collection and analysis of data about authorship, readership and value.
Michael LEVINE-CLARK (presenter) is Dean of Libraries at the University of Denver

Developing a Data Informed OA Strategy: an analysis of OA publishing data at the University of Kentucky
Faced with the expectation that most articles will be published OA in the next several years and with mandates from the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science and Technology Policy and other funders, libraries are implementing collection strategies to support OA. This is leading to an increase in transformative agreements at institutions in the United States, even as cOAlition S in Europe is moving away from these. The University of Kentucky Libraries questions whether transformative agreements are the best option for our institution or if they are just the Big Deal under a new name.
Ben RAWLINS (presenter) is Associate Dean at the University of Kentucky