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Charleston Library Conference 

Mar 15, 2021

In today's episode we will feature audio from an Interview of Scott Garrison,  Executive Director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services.  The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan.  

“Scott Garrison serves as Executive Director at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). MCLS serves over 650 member libraries of all types and sizes, throughout Indiana and Michigan. MCLS is currently offering members of its Cambridge University Press and Wiley group purchasing groups access to transformative agreement programs with the two publishers. Several MCLS member libraries (ranging from hospital/health sciences to research universities, regional comprehensive universities, private colleges, and a community college) are participating in these programs, to gain experience through participating in emerging models for increasing open access publishing at their institutions."

"Most transformative agreements have been negotiated with large entities such as national consortia in Europe or state consortia in the US. But smaller universities are seeking to join together to negotiate agreements, as well, and Scott Garrison of MCLS is helping to facilitate."