Please join us for an overview on the major issues developing in the world of e-resource acquisitions.

Hannah McKevley (MSU-Bozeman Assistant Professor and Electronic Resources & Discovery Services) will discuss the value of the Big Deal—a traditional subscription model that includes full-text access to all or most of a publisher’s journal holdings. With no right or wrong model in place, multiple libraries have already cancelled their Big Deals; others have flipped their Big Deal agreements to include open access publishing fees for their institutional authors; and some have expanded the value of their Big Deals by adding additional platforms, tools, or resources to their agreement.

This session will provide an overview of how negotiating license agreements for electronic journal subscriptions is changing and what impact these changes might have on existing and future Big Deals in an academic library consortium like TRAILS. The presenter will also share resources that libraries are using to help analyze and understand their own Big Deals such as SPARC and Unpaywall Journals.

Thursday, March 12
Noon – 1:00 p.m. MST

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