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Friday, May 21 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
‘Opening the Future’ A new funding model for open-access monographs: introducing an innovative approach to publishing OA books through library membership funding

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We outline the work of a university press, with assistance from the COPIM Project (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs), in launching an innovative revenue model to fund open access monographs at a traditional scholarly publisher. Building on library subscription models, we present a sustainable OA publishing model that gives library members access to a highly-regarded backlist, with the revenue then used to make the frontlist openly accessible.

Given the current global library environment and existing budget pressures that have been exacerbated by Covid-19, a consortial model of funding promises a cost-effective solution for OA that means no single institution bears a disproportionate burden. This model, then, appeals to both those who wish to pay for subscription-access content (more traditional university acquisition models) and those who support OA initiatives. It brings many institutions together under one roof for an affordable route to open-access books.

Speakers
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Martin Paul Eve

Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London
Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. He has been a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, and the... Read More →
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Tom Grady

Scholarly Publishing Outreach, COPIM & Opening the Future


Friday May 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
On Demand (pre-recorded)