Open Access Monographs
– Current initiatives and progress on sustainable models for making monographs openly accessible. Webinar for Open Access Week, Tuesday, October 24, 4 p.m Eastern (10 a.m. HAST; 1 p.m. Pacific; 2 p.m. Mountain; 3 p.m. Central)
Registration is free. Please sign up with this registration form
with a growing number of initiatives, publishers, and economic models, the question is sustainability. There are a number of different models, including Open Book Publishers, Open Humanities Press, and numerous university and commercial publishers who have open monograph publications, thus more initiatives than we could include for this one-hour webinar. We have invited a selected number of representatives from various open monograph publishing initiatives to participate in a panel discussion about their current economic models and future of open access monographs. Each panelist will give a brief statement about their initiative, their editorial review process, their funding model, and their perspectives on the future of open access monographs. Following their brief statements, we will have a question and answer period moderated by Kevin Smith, the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas.
Participants for the panel include:
- AAUP Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative– Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of American University Presses (AAUP) are implementing a new initiative with 13 universities and 60 university presses participating. Universities will provide subventions for open digital monographs, to be published by university presses.
- Lever Pressand Knowledge Unlatched – Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of Michigan Library, and Director, University of Michigan Press. University of Michigan Press and Amherst Press are partners in the Lever Press which is supported by pledging institutions. University of Michigan Press has also been an active participant in Knowledge Unlatched, which uses a crowd -source funding model to make previously published works openly available. Charles is also a Board Member of Knowledge Unlatched Research and will compare Lever Press with KU.
- Luminos– Erich van Rijn, Assistant Director, Director of Publishing Operations at University of California Press. The financial model is shared costs between author, institution, publisher, and libraries.
- University of Ottawa Press– Lara Mainville, Director of University of Ottawa Press. OA publications are funded by the University of Ottawa libraries.
- Moderator: Kevin Smith, Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas. Prior to joining the University of Kansas, Kevin served as Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications at the Duke University Libraries.
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