The second part of a two-part blog post. Part One explores why your institution should support collective funding for OA books, while this post highlights practical steps you can take to build a case to management for supporting collective OA book funding.
The first of a two-part blog post in which we lay out the problems with BPCs (Book Processing Charges) and disentangle the various alternatives; in Part Two we’ll give practical steps to convince budget holders to invest in collective models instead.
by Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs
Published: Dec 15, 2021
A statement by the COPIM project addressing our stance towards the corporate acquisition of OA infrastructure, and the structures and safeguards we are putting in place to ensure that our infrastructure will remain community-owned and governed.
Joe Deville, a lecturer at Lancaster University and co-founder of ScholarLed and Mattering Press, introduces a new report exploring the potential for collaboration in open access publishing. He also looks at the role of other more troubling forms of collaboration in the academy
Having now completed 3 stakeholder workshops, an update on the latest thinking within Work Package 2, and what this implies for the development of a model or platform able to address the question 'how can open access book publishers better collaborate with scholarly libraries'
Identifying the many OA revenue models in use today, in the context of today’s challenging publishing environment - from COVID-19 and budget cuts, to print sales, funder mandates, and research evaluation.