Top Session Picks for COASP 2019 | Copyright Clearance Center

The 2019 Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) from the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) will take place from 24 to 26 September at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more than a decade, COASP has united the open access community to discuss developments and innovations. The conference serves to unite the stakeholders in the shared goal of enabling research around the world to be openly accessible.  

The team from CCC is proud to return to COASP year after year as a Gold SponsorRightsLink Product Marketing Manager Casey Pickering says, “With scholarly communications in a time of massive transition, it is so important to hear from all involved stakeholders to learn about how the changing landscape affects their business. I am looking forward to hearing diverse stakeholder voices represented at COASP and learning more about the innovative work being done in Open Access. 

This year’s conference will debut a panel discussion between representatives of international funders on Tuesday, 24 September from 2:00 to 3:30 PM featuring Robert Kiley of Wellcome Trust, Rachel Bruce of UKRI, Ian Coltart of World Health Organization, and Alexander Kohls of CERN Scientific Information Service 

Other highlights from the program include:  

Tuesday, 24 September from 4:45 to 6:00 PM 

Inclusive Globalization: Views from developing regions 

  • Lars Bjørnshauge, Managing Director, DOAJ
  • Fernanda Beigel, Researcher at CONICET, Professor at National University of Cuyo, Mendoza-Argentina
  • Professor Robin Crewe, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria
  • Shahid Jameel, CEO, Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance 


Wednesday, 25 September from 9:45 to 10:15 AM 

Open access in small sciences 

Marcel Wrzesinski, Open Access Officer, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) & ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics 


Wednesday, 25 September from 9:45 to 10:15 AM 

Metadata 2020: What have we learned 

Laura Paglione, Upholder, Metadata 2020 


Wednesday, 25 September from 1:15 to 2:00 PM 

Keynote: What is quality in open science? 

Professor Isabella Peters, Professor of Web Science, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics & Kiel University, Germany 


Wednesday, 25 September from 4:00 to 4:30 PM   

OA Champion for cOAlition S: Plan S – the road ahead  

New OA Champion yet to be named 


CCC is a proud member of OASPA and is an active partner in the information industry’s transition from subscription content to hybrid and pure Open Access content. For years, CCC has brought together key Open Access stakeholders from the author, publisher, institution, funding and vendor communities through roundtables, panel events, webinars, podcasts, and published pieces.  

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Author: Kurt Heisler

Kurt Heisler is Director of Sales, Publisher, for Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). He has been with CCC for over 10 years and is responsible for helping publishers find efficiency through automation, technology and market-wide collaboration. His primary focus is the market-wide adoption of the RightsLink® platform, and the exploration of new efficiencies and revenue opportunities for publishers. 

Author: Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of both Business Development and Government Relations for CCC. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Author’s Guild, and the editorial board of UKSG Insights. Kaufman also advises the US Government on international trade matters through membership in International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) 13 – Intellectual Property and the Library of Congress’s Copyright Public Modernization Committee. He serves on the Executive Committee of the of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA) Board. He was the founding corporate Secretary of CrossRef, and formerly chaired its legal working group. He is a Chef in the Scholarly Kitchen and has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, open access, artificial intelligence, metadata, text/data mining, new media, artists’ rights, and art law. Kaufman is Editor-in-Chief of "Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet" and author of two books on publishing contract law. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia Law School.

Author: Chuck Hemenway

Chuck Hemenway is Director, Publisher Solutions for CCC. He has been at the company for over 20 years and is responsible for helping publishers find efficiency through automation, technology, and market-wide collaboration. His primary focus is the market-wide adoption of the RightsLink platform, and the exploration of new efficiencies and revenue opportunities for publishers.

Author: Jennifer Goodrich

As Director of Product Management at CCC, Jen Goodrich leads the development and evolution of CCC’s transactional licensing services as well as its RightsLink® for Scientific Communications platform, an innovative e-commerce platform that automates the payment and collection of article publication charges (APCs) for open access content. Her current focus includes helping publishers codify and implement their transformative agreements (such as Read and Publish, Publish and Read and Pure Open Access) with institutions and funders, as the scholarly communications ecosystem migrates from traditional subscription publishing to open access publishing. Jen and the RightsLink team work closely with publishers, authors, manuscript management systems, standards organizations as well as academic and funding institutions to ensure the platform meets the needs of all open access stakeholders.
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