Recommendations for the renegotiations of Springer Compact: Interim report 3 of the Evaluation of the Swedish Springer Compact agreement

The Swedish pilot agreement named Springer Compact with the publisher Springer Nature comes to an end this year. The present agreement covers the time period 2016-07-01 – 2018-12-31. Springer Compact was the first Swedish agreement signed with the intent to offset publishing costs with subscription costs.

 

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Nordic consortia endorse LIBER’s open access principles

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, has recently published a new strategy for publisher negotiations containing five open access principles. The new strategy aligns with OA2020 and their mission outlined in ”Expression of interest in the large-scale implementation of open access to scholarly journals,” which all Nordic consortia have signed. As a consequence, the Nordic consortia would hereby jointly like to endorse LIBER’s principles and aim to meet them in negotiations. As all Nordic countries have different national open access strategies, the relevance of all LIBER’s principles may differ from country to country.

 

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