Open Research Week 2022

Open Access Books-Making it Work

1:00pm - 2:30pm / Wednesday 16th February 2022
Type: Webinar / Category: Research
  • Admission: Online FREE
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Open Access Books - Making it work

This roundtable discussion, chaired by the Open Access Books Network (OABN), will highlight three different experiences of how to make Open Access book publishing work in an equitable and sustainable way:

Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Press) will share his experience from a more 'traditional' university publisher that is now developing a consortia library publishing programme, called Fund to Mission, to significantly step up their OA book publishing and to move away from a Book Processing Charge (BPC) model as they do so.

Demmy Verbeke (KU Leuven Libraries Artes) will discuss how KU Leuven Libraries have developed a fund called Fair OA Fund, which has been designed to make sure there is institutional money available to support innovative and non-profit OA initiatives, including books, journals, and infrastructure, alongside APCs/BPCs and TAs.

Lucy Barnes (COPIM and Open Book Publishers) will talk about building community-owned and governed infrastructure to support and expand the publication of OA books, and the importance of international partnerships in funding, sharing and publishing OA.