This page brings together the key posts about Copim organised into sections: Copim overview; Copim values; and the key reads for each of our major Work Packages (WPs). Read on for the essential information!
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
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.
Work Package 7 of the COPIM Project has released their Scoping Report, identifying and examining the key challenges associated with archiving and preserving open access monographs, particularly those published by small and scholar-led presses.
Joe Deville explores the rationale underpinning Open Book Collective's approach to generating funds for publishing and supporting Open Access books, counterposing it to the dominant funding mechanism: Book Processing Charges, or 'BPCs'.