The Infrastructure of Open Access Part 2: Toward a Functioning Business Ecosystem


About the Webinar

Part 1 of this webinar, Knowing What is Open, will be held on March 5.

Standards are an important element of scaling up any business process. As Open Access is rapidly growing, the need to improve the business models and relationships to create a functional ecosystem becomes more critical. The past economic models and workflows were established based on a subscription model. OA revenue models are typically based on author publication charges, creating a more complicated workflow, and it is questionable whether the new OA business practices can sustain themselves at the scale of expected article output. Invariably, third-party processors will need to help manage the institutional relationships, the billing and payment processing necessary, and likely other elements of the required business ecosystem for Open Access.

The second part of NISO’s two-part series on the Infrastructure of Open Access will discuss how to create a Functioning Business Ecosystem. Speakers will explore the infrastructure elements that some community members are putting into place, discuss what is working and what isn't, and identify problems that remain to be solved.

Event Sessions

Copyright Clearance Center: Open Access & APC Management


Roy S. Kaufman

Managing Director of New Ventures
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

The increased demand for Open Access (OA) articles and journals has created new dynamics in the scholarly publishing industry. especially in the area of article process charges (APC). To meet these changing market demands, the Copyright Clearance Center has developed RightsLink for Open Access, which simplifies and enhances the administration of APCs and the licensing of OA content. This presentation will discuss the challenges inherent in APC management and how RightsLink for Open Access can securely manage article processing charges, support institutional reporting needs, and ensure complliance with funding agency policies.

Managing Open Access Content in a Hybrid Business Environment


*Schedule Change: Due to personal reasons, Frederick Friend will not be able to present during today's event. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause, and are very grateful for the last minute accommodation Kristin McNealy was able to make to present in his place.*

Managing a (Different) Data Deluge


Open Access publishing is growing rapidly and with this growth comes a change in the expectations of publishers, institutions, and authors both in the terms of the services they provide and in their expectations of each other. Institutions and publishers, used to exchanging information that deals with subscriptions and reading, now need to deal with information relating to publishing processes. Authors, previously separate from the financial transactions relating to subscriptions, are suddenly dealing with article processing charges. With this engagement comes expectations of higher quality information and data provision for institutional systems, which in turn requires more and more accurate information from authors. This presentation looks at  who can provide the necessary services as Open Access shifts from a content business to a service industry, and what infrastructure is needed to ensure the provision of these new services.

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