Thursday 17 December 2020

cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy

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A free webinar for ALPSP members only

Date and Time: Thursday 17 December
Online, 09:00 - 10.30 EST (New York), 14:00 - 15:30 GMT (UK), 15:00 - 16.30 CET (Central Europe) 

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Chair: Rod Cookson, Managing Director IWA Publishing and ALPSP Director


Sarah Fricker, Chair of the ALPSP Copyright Committee and the Senior Group Legal Adviser of the IOP Publishing group
Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research, Wellcome and Interim cOAltion S Coordinator
Johan Rooryck, Executive Director, cOAlition S
Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
Kathryn Spiller, Licensing Manager, Jisc
Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Leiden University


ALPSP is delighted to host a discussion and Q and A session between representatives of library consortia, cOAlition S and ALPSP members to explore some of the issues and questions around the cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy and, more broadly, the move to transformative agreements and transformative journals.


cOAlition S has developed a Rights Retention Strategy which sets out the process that researchers funded by a cOAlition S member must follow to remain compliant with Plan S.  For some cOAlition S members, these changes will take effect from 1 January 2021, whilst for others they will start later as new funding terms and conditions take effect.

On 28 October, the ALPSP Copyright Committee met with cOAlition S to discuss its Rights Retention Strategy.  All parties were in agreement that allowing funded authors to post the VoR (Version of Record) of an article is much more preferable to the AM (Accepted Manuscript), for a number of reasons.   All parties also acknowledged the importance of including both small and medium size publishers and societies in discussions on how best to implement the strategy, as well as the need to ensure that libraries are clear on its implications. The purpose of this webinar is to bring together library consortia, ALPSP members and cOAlition S to discuss the strategy and ask any questions about its potential implications in advance of 1 January 2021.

Our Chair and Speakers

photo Rod Cookson Rod Cookson currently runs IWA Publishing, which spreads knowledge about the world’s most valuable resource, water. He is a Director and Council Member of ALPSP and a Council Member of the Society Publishers’ Coalition. Before joining IWA Publishing, Rod spent ten years at Taylor & Francis, variously running the Medical and Life & Environmental Science journal portfolios. He has also worked for Blackwell Publishing and Reed Education

Sarah Fricker photoSarah Fricker has worked for IOP Publishing for 17 years having trained and worked as a solicitor for a number of years in private practice. As Senior Group Legal Adviser, she has headed up the IOP group’s legal department for 9 years, which involves managing a team of legal advisors and providing legal assistance to a number of colleagues around the world. She has also been the Chair of the ALPSP Copyright Committee for two years and is the Deputy Chair of the PA Law Group. She sits on the STM Intellectual Property Committee and Enforcement Task Force. She specialises in commercial law with an emphasis on copyright law. On a daily basis she drafts and negotiates a variety of agreements and advises on a variety of legally related issues, including those relating specifically to open access content.

Robert Kiley photoRobert Kiley is Head of Open Research at Wellcome where he is responsible for developing and implementing Wellcomes’s open research strategy. Over the past decade Robert has played a leading role in the implementation of Wellcome’s open access policy. He has also been responsible for initiating the development of eLife, the online journal developed in partnership with HHMI and the Max Planck Society and Wellcome’s OA repository, Europe PubMed Central repository. Most recently Robert championed the development of Wellcome’s own publishing platform – Wellcome Open Research – which is fast becoming the most used publication venue for Wellcome funded research articles. Since March 2019, he has also assumed the role as cOAlition S Coordinator. Robert is a qualified librarian and is a member of the Board of Directors for ORCID.

photo Johan-RooryckJohan Rooryck is Executive Director of cOAlition S and a professor of linguistics at Leiden University. He is the editor-in-chief of the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics since 2016. From 1999 to 2015, he was the executive editor of Lingua (Elsevier), when its Editorial Team and Board, as well as its reader and author community, decided to leave Lingua to found Glossa. He also is a founding member and president of the Fair Open Access Alliance(FOAA) and Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA). He is a Member of the Academia Europaea. 

photo Judith RussellJudith C. Russell has served as the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida since 2007. The libraries of the University of Florida (UF) form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida and serve every college and center in the university.Russell was the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now the Government Publishing Office, from 2003-2007. She served as Deputy Director of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) from 1998-2003 and as director of the Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services and the Federal Depository Library Program at GPO from 1991-1997. She worked for over ten years in the information industry, doing marketing and product development as well as serving as a government-industry liaison. She also worked for over 10 years in special libraries. Russell holds a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is tenured at the University of Florida with the rank of University Librarian, the equivalent of full Professor. Russell received the NFAIS 2017 Miles Conrad Award, long considered the information community’s premier annual honor for achievement in fostering the growth of information services, in recognition of her significant achievements in librarianship and for her leadership in information services throughout a career spanning academia, government, the non-profit and private sectors.

photo Kathryn Spiller Before joining Jisc, Kathryn Spiller worked in biomedical journals publishing for 17 years, most recently as the Head of Publishing at Bioscientifica and before that at Taylor & Francis/Informa. She joined Jisc in May 2019 where her role is to work with small and society publishers, funders and librarians to develop new business models that enable a sustainable transition to open access. As of November 2020, she has negotiated compliant agreements and policies with more than 20 smaller publishers who have not had the opportunity to work with Jisc before. 

Saskia Woutersen photoSaskia Woutersen-Windhouwer LLM has a master in information law. She is a Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDS) at Leiden University Libraries, and the main contact person for Open Access at Leiden University. She is a member of the Dutch national working group on Open Access and of the Knowledge Exchange Open Access expert group. In 2010 she won the SURFshare Open Access Award. While working at the University of Amsterdam, she was involved in setting up University Journals, and is still an active member of the team. In 2019 she has published an article about the legal validity of the Harvard Open Access License Model in Dutch law (in Dutch).


This is a free webinar for ALPSP members only. If you have any questions please email Lizzie Drummond or any of the ALPSP team.

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