2. November 2017



Upcoming Events

ICOLC North American Meeting 2018

April 19, 2018
Detroit, MI (US)

On the final day of the annual North American ICOLC meeting, there will be a workshop open to all interested librarians and consortia staff on the role that libraries and library consortia can play in driving the open access transformation. Addressing both the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition under way, the workshop will feature speakers from the California Digital Library, MIT Libraries, Jisc Collections, Kooperation E-Medien Österreich (Austrian Academic Consortium) and more—as well as OA2020. Full program and registration details can be found here.

KESLI – OA2020 Transformation Workshop

April 24 – 25, 2018
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information Institute – Seoul, South Korea

KESLI – Online Information Forum

April 26, 2018
EL Tower Seoul, South Korea


Focus on Open Science

May 17, 2018
Rome, Italy

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Science, Room 2A (Via Caserta, 6 | 00161 – Roma)

LOA 2018 (Licenses and Open Access)

June 1, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

Colleen Campbell will deliver the keynote OA2020 and Alternative Publishing Models and participating in a panel discussion on the Transition to Open Access – Re-organizing the Payment Streams, moderated by Beate Eellend, Open Access Coordinator, National Library of Sweden, with Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director, Stockholm University; Lisbeth Söderqvist, Analyst, Swedish Research Council; and Mikael Laakso, Associate Professor, Hanken School of Economics.

LIBER 2018

July 4, 2018
Lille, France


The aim of the workshop is to give participants a clear understanding of the essential role that libraries have to play in the transformation of scholarly communications. The aim is also to empower the libraries with key insights in order to develop an action plan to drive the transition towards Open Access through a variety of approaches. In the first part of the workshop, we will introduce some data-driven strategies for achieving more OA and, in the second part, we will explore approaches in an interactive manner, addressing topics such as OA for e-books, Gold OA journals, as well as the transformation of paywalled journals.

Libraries have the power to lead the way in the OA transformation, and there are many ways to do so! This workshop is planned and organised by the LIBER Open Access Working Group in collaboration with OA2020 .

14th Berlin Open Access Conference

December 3 – 4, 2018
Berlin, DE

The 14th Berlin Open Access Conference will be held on 3-4 December 2018 at the Max Planck Society’s Harnack House in Berlin. The conference will be have a completely new format to ensure that key representatives from the academic and research communities from around the world will have the opportunity to measure the progress of different approaches in the open access transition and strategize together on concerted actions that will drive the transformation of scholarly communications.

List of past events.


OA2020 Workshops

Following successful workshops in South Africa, Brazil and at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich, Germany, we are pleased to help coordinate and support workshops and webinars to define transformational strategies and roadmaps in local contexts. Please contact us for more information.

Open Access 2020 Transformation Workshops:

April 24 – 25, 2018: KESLI – OA2020 Transformation Workshop – see above

5-7 June 2018 (registration will open in March)

25-27 September 2018 (registration will open in June)

For librarians and staff looking to take pro-active steps to accelerate the transition of scholarly communications to open access.

Highly interactive, this workshop provides participants with a clear understanding of the strategic and practical aspects of transitioning to open access, enabling them to create and implement their own OA2020 roadmap to drive open access within their local community and have impact on a global scale. Led by MPDL librarians and staff with over 10 years of experience in developing and perfecting OA strategies and workflows, the workshop is a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and learn best practice in managing and leading the open access transformation.

Participants of previous workshops had this to say:
“Excellent level of detail and depth of topics covered – each part related to the other. It was perfect!”
“Most useful workshop I have attended. Invaluable knowledge & new insights. Good tools, contacts and methods”

Workshop content

  • Current open access landscape
  • The economics of open access
  • Components of a roadmap to open access
  • Data analysis and value assessment
  • Transformation strategies
  • Transitional agreement review (ie offsetting, read and publish, etc.)
  • Negotiation tactics
  • Open access workflow efficiencies (fund and agreement management)
  • On the horizon and future trends

Date: Tuesday through Thursday, 6-8 March 2018

Location: Max Planck Digital Library, Amalienstraße 33, 80799 München, Germany

Language: English

Level: The workshop is geared toward librarians and staff affiliated with higher education or research institutions and consortia who have working knowledge of licensing of electronic resources and/or open access.

Fees: There is no registration fee for the workshop, but participants are asked to provide for their own travel and accommodation.

The workshop is highly interactive; places are therefore limited and will be granted on a first come-first serve basis.

To register your interest in participating and for any further information, please contact me at campbell@mpdl.mpg.de.

If you would like to participate in the workshop but the dates are not feasible, please let me know, as we plan to offer further workshops and we will be happy to keep you informed.

Colleen Campbell
OA2020 Partner Development
Max Planck Digital Library
+49 160 9725 1536


Berlin Open Access Conference Series

Berlin Declaration, 2003, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 2, 2004, Genf, Switzerland

Berlin 3, 2005, Southampton, England

Berlin 4, 2006, Potsdam, Germany

Berlin 5, 2007, Padua, Italy

Berlin 6, 2008, Düsseldorf, Germany

Berlin 7, 2009, Paris, France

Berlin 8, 2010, Beijing, China

Berlin 9, 2011, Washington D.C., United States

Berlin 10, 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Berlin 11, 2013, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 12, 2015, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 13, 2017, Berlin, Germany

Berlin 14, 2018, Berlin, Germany