Transitional Agreements

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 10:30 to 12:30

Transitional agreements (TAs): Widening open access publishing opportunities for authors at the University of Leicester and University of Nottingham

Booking: Via Eventbrite. | Registration closes Friday 27th January, 13:00

About this event
This online Mercian Staff Development Group (MSDG) event focuses on Transitional Agreements (TAs) in Higher Education Libraries, supporting authors and scholarly publishing and access to content whilst responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with the read and publish model.
Transitional Agreements (TAs), also referred to as transformative or “read and publish” agreem “read” element of the agreement) and Article Processing Charges (the “publish” element), transforming the business model underlying scholarly publishing towards a fully open access model.


  • Laurian Williamson (The University of Leicester) - Working with transitional agreements and transformative journals: an additional commitment to supporting and raising awareness of open access
  • Julie Baldwin and Paul Cavanagh (University of Nottingham) - Transforming decision-making in the library: The University of Nottingham perspective on Read and Publish agreements

Target audience:
Library staff supporting researchers and scholarly publishing; resource acquisitions and collections teams managing content and TAs; staff wanting to learn more about open access 

Further enquiries:
Please contact Paul Cavanagh, Senior Librarian Resource Acquisitions, University of Nottingham