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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
Friday, October 12 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Open Access Memberships - Do they have a future?

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Many Open Access publishers offer memberships to institutions that allow for reduced or waived APCs for affiliated researchers. One of the most common arguments in their favour is that they engage authors with the concept of OA publishing by reducing or removing hurdles. This talk aims to assess whether that purported engagement is compelling. Do authors even know about the membership options available to them? Do they ask librarians to make these arrangements? Do they offer a counterbalance to legacy offsetting deals. And are memberships a scalable solution for the future?

Speakers
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Paul Tavner

Head of Partnerships, Hindawi
Paul oversees the development of Hindawi’s strategic partnerships, including the institutional membership program and publishing partnerships with Wiley and AAAS.


Friday October 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Room C13, New Residence Hall Conference Centre, McGill University 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P8