UKRI’s policy mandating OA monographs has a hard deadline of January 1st, 2024. This, together with other forthcoming policies heralds a pivotal moment of change in academic book publishing: a chance to make a lasting difference to systems and ways of working that once seemed immoveable. Is it possible to radically reimagine the role of the library in an open world?
COPIM assembled speakers from across the scholarly communications sector to offer provocations on how libraries could make decisive interventions and wrestle ownership of the conversation from the big publishers in order to shape a better scholarly publishing future.
Lucy Barnes, Editor and Outreach Coordinator, Open Book Publishers
Demmy Verbeke, Head of KU Leuven Libraries Artes & Associate Professor of Open Scholarship, KU Leuven
Anna Clements, Director of Library Services and University Librarian, University of Sheffield
Eileen Fradenburg Joy, Founding Director punctum books, and COPIM project co-lead
Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation, University of Leeds