At each meeting of the American Library Association, SPARC and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) host a forum on a current issue in scholarly communications.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
The ACRL/SPARC Forum at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting will focus on the work and strategic planning that needs to happen before a big deal or journal package negotiation in order to negotiate more aggressively or consider walking away altogether. Featuring organizations at various stages of experience—from those that have completed a cancellation to those that are preparing to begin negotiations—the discussion will also address how to align negotiation strategy with the broader goal of supporting a transition to a system for research communication that is open by default.
This session will be a moderated discussion and active participation by those in the audience will be encouraged throughout the discussion. A list of speakers for this session will be posted here shortly.