Open Access Business Processes (OABP) Working Group

The increasing adoption of OA policies and mandates has shifted strategy and business practices in libraries, scholarly publishing entities, and associated organizations. Meanwhile, the operationalization of financial transactions, compliance tracking with different policies, and related workflows has yet to be normalized. In the absence of established best practices there exists a sundry assortment of individualized solutions in libraries and publishers that rely heavily on publishers' workflows, systems, dashboards, invoices, and data. A number of organizations have defined local workflows to facilitate work but a shared recommendation would be of benefit to the entire community. 

The Open Access Business Processes (OABP) Working Group will develop a Recommended Practice on operationalizing OA business practices. As part of this effort, the working group will conduct a landscape analysis on current OA business processes and take into consideration current gaps in the infrastructure and needed protocols for data exchange.


Committee Roster


Amanda Holmes

Senior Licensing Officer
Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)


Jonathan Blackburn

Senior Product Analyst, WorldShare Acquisitions
OCLC Online Computer Library Center

Jamie Carmichael

Senior Director, Information and Content Solutions
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

Caroline Coward

Information Science Manager/Group Supervisor
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Harriet Davis

Transformative Agreement Manager - Operations
IOP Publishing

Mark Jacobson

Director of Business Transformation Analysis
AIP Publishing

Rhonda Lands

Senior Manager, E-Commerce Product & Process
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Maureen P. Walsh

Scholarly Sharing Strategist, Associate Professor
Ohio State University

Simone Zacarias

Science Management, Scientific Knowledge Area
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology)


Jack Maness

Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services
University of Denver