LYROpen Fair Session 2: Exploring Open Content Revenue Models, aka what does it all mean?

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There are myriad models for supporting open publications, and keeping track of all the terminology can feel overwhelming. What is the difference between green, gold and diamond OA? Is Subscribe to Open the same thing as Opening the Future? And what exactly do people mean when they talk about transformative agreements?

No one model can sustainably transition all scholarly content to open, so in this session we will attempt to remove confusion surrounding the various options being offered to libraries. In this introductory webinar the presenters will simply and clearly explain the different revenue models for supporting open content, specifically related to electronic open books and open journals, as well as provide an overview of which models are currently being supported through LYRASIS Open initiatives. Handouts will be distributed during this session as a reference guide for future decision making.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

Understand different open content revenue models for electronic books and journals.
Know where to go/who to contact to get more information about open models offered through LYRASIS.


Sharla Lair | Senior Strategist, Open Access & Scholarly Communication Initiatives | LYRASIS

Sharla Lair serves as a Senior Strategist of Open Access and Scholarly Communication Initiatives at LYRASIS. Since 2015, Sharla’s role at LYRASIS has been to negotiate the best pricing and licensing terms for the products and services available to LYRASIS members as well as seek out new programs that demonstrate transformative influence in the scholarly communication landscape. She is particularly interested in better understanding the dynamics around making scholarly publishing more sustainable through explorations in community building, open access, and building more equitable and inclusive revenue models.

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Academic library: 2 year
Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.