The publishing ecosystem of the future will be built on several models such as offsetting agreements as well as various open access publishing channels. The LIBER Open Access Working Group has issued five principles to support libraries in their efforts to negotiate offsetting deals as they move towards full open access to research information. This article describes why the five principles were created and the underlying considerations and limitations encountered while working on them.

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Keywords Libraries, Licensing, Negotiations, Open access, Open science
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1629/uksg.403, hdl.handle.net/1765/110861
Journal Insights: the UKSG Journal
Citation
Otegem, M, Wennström, S. (Sofie), & Hormia-Poutanen, K. (2018). Five principles to navigate a bumpy golden road towards open access. Insights: the UKSG Journal (Vol. 31). doi:10.1629/uksg.403