Frankfurter Buchmesse to be held from 16 to 20 October 2019, to help put a spotlight on the EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive, transformative agreements for Open Access publishing, and better data leading to better publishing. CCC will be exhibiting in Frankfurt in Hall 4.2 at stand E 22.
“The Frankfurt Book Fair is CCC’s opportunity to connect, collaborate and celebrate our role in the publishing industry – bringing people together to simplify access to information,” said Michael Healy, executive director, international relations, CCC. “We look forward to sharing our innovative capabilities built on a foundation of copyright, continuing our work with partners and customers in creating solutions together.”
As part of the partnership with Frankfurter Buchmesse, CCC will participate in talks throughout the book fair week, including:
The EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive: Licensing in the Digital Age
In March, the European Parliament approved the “Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market” with the stated intention of promoting “a well-functioning marketplace for the exploitation of works.” As EU member states begin to support the Directive through passage of national legislation, a panel of specialists in law and publishing will offer views on the opportunities, challenges and unintended consequences that the Copyright Directive presents.
Projekt DEAL and the Anatomy of a Transformative Agreement for Open Access Publishing
John Wiley & Sons announced a three-year partnership with Projekt DEAL, a representative of nearly 700 academic institutions in Germany. The “transformative agreement” provides Projekt DEAL institutions with access to read Wiley’s academic journals back to the year 1997, as well as for their researchers to publish articles open access in Wiley’s journals, all for a single annual fee. Two key participants in the negotiations – Wiley’s Deirdre Silver and Max Planck’s Ralf Schimmer – join CCC’s Roy Kaufman to explore how the deal will operate and how it may serve as a model for “advancing open science, driving discovery, and developing and disseminating knowledge.”
The Future of Transformative Agreements: Subscriptions, Rights & Open Access
Judging by their growing number, “transformative agreements” will play a prominent role in the Open Access dimension of scholarly publishing over the years ahead. Many types of transformative agreements exist, though all move journals from subscription-based to contractually-based business models. Such a change raises important questions for all stakeholders involved. How can systems and tools support the needs of researchers, institutions and funders? What data is needed to track the efficacy of transformative agreements? In the absence of tools and frameworks, how can publishers guide the institutional sales team to negotiate the right deal? A panel of licensing, publishing and technology experts will offer their insights.
Better Data is Better Publishing (and Better Science, Too)
Your “gut” has met its match. Data-driven solutions for publishing can lead to improvement in many areas from manuscript workflow to peer review, audience development to market reach. Yet publishing has a data problem – a deficit of accurate, relevant data necessary to manage in a world of change. Data is no guarantee for success, but as several use cases demonstrate, better data and metadata leads to better publishing (and possibly, better science, too).