Copyright Clearance Center to Host Virtual Town Hall on Transformative Agreements

“Transformative Agreements: How Innovation is Answering the Open Access Challenge” Will Examine Impact of these Agreements across Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

June 9, 2020 – Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, will present a virtual Town Hall on Thursday, 18 June at 10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST to review the latest developments in Transformative Agreements and foster a discussion on how innovation is answering the Open Access challenge.

Industry experts participating include:
Matthew Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships, Cambridge University Press
Jo McShea, Director, Market Intelligence at Web of Science Group, Clarivate Analytics
Jamie Carmichael, Senior Director, CCC Publisher Solutions

“Publishers, funders and institutions are implementing Transformative Agreements in order to build sustainable, scalable business models for disseminating knowledge,” said Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO, CCC. “These deals are the result of creative and innovative business models powered by technology. The Town Hall forum invites voices from around the scholarly publishing ecosystem to share their experiences.”

Last month, CCC hosted a Town Hall, “Thinking Beyond the Crisis: Building Digital Resiliency,” which focused on the exceptional work global publishers are doing to seamlessly shift to a digital environment. Panelists shared insights on how to confront business challenges caused by the pandemic and look beyond the crisis to envision the shape of an industry transformed.

About CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright and information management, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by helping people integrate and navigate data sources and content assets.