August 30, 2016

Association of American University Presses Receives Mellon Foundation Funding to Develop Digital Monograph P+L Tool

From Association of American University Presses (AAUP):

The Association of American University Presses is pleased to announce the receipt of a $50,200 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a tool to capture and project the costs of publishing digital scholarly monographs.

The AAUP Digital Monograph P+L Tool will be based on the methodology and cost definitions used in the 2015 ITHAKA S+R study,  The lead researchers of that study, Nancy Maron and Kimberly Schmelzinger, will streamline the data collection procedures, develop a way to project funding and revenue from a variety of possible new sources and business models, and provide guidelines, instructions, and visualizations for publishers to make the most of this new tool.

The toolset will be made available freely online by the AAUP to serve the wider mission-driven publishing community. Developers will present the tool in beta at the AAUP Financial Officers Meeting in Seattle, WA, in April 2016 and introduce the final tool at AAUP 2016 in Philadelphia this June. A series of webinars will be offered to guide users through the tool.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: A New Report From Ithaka S+R Looks at the Cost of Publishing Monographs (February 6, 2015)

See Also: MORE New Online Tools..Getty Research Institute Releases Getty’s Scholars’ Workspace, an Open-Source Humanities Research Tool

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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