On Tuesday, March 13, at noon, Roger Schonfeld is moderating “The Future of the Big Deal: No Deal, or an Even Bigger Deal?” This Society of Scholarly Publishing webinar, hosted by The Scholarly Kitchen, includes Rick Anderson, associate dean for collections & scholarly communications at the University of Utah Library, Jean P. Shipman, vice president of global library relations and global strategic networks at Elsevier, and Liam Earney, director of Jisc Collections.

To register for the webinar, please visit the SSP website.


The “Big Deal,” package purchasing of all of a publisher’s titles, continues to dominate the journals marketplace. But is that dominance at an end? Are libraries increasingly cancelling their collections packages? Or are they moving to even bigger deals, wrapping up subscriptions with open access fees and a wide variety of workflow tools? Perspectives from librarians and publishers will be presented, asking where things are heading and what challenges are likely to arise.