Brill and IFLA Announce New Open Access Award
From a Brill/IFLA Announcement:
The IFLA/Brill Open Access award is created to reward initiatives that facilitate and/or promote Open Access Scholarly Monographs in the humanities or social sciences. This is in line with IFLA’s stated position on Open Access, which aims to promote open access across its membership. This is also in line with Brill’s open access policy. “Open Access” in the context of this award refers to any structural publication model, where the reader does not have to pay a fee to access the leading version of a monograph and where the content is made available without embargo.
The award will be given to the person/institute behind the initiative in recognition of outstanding work and effort in facilitating, promoting, advocating, raising awareness in regard to and/or disseminating Open Access Scholarly Monographs published with an open license.
- Cash prize (€ 1000)
- IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2013 registration (€ 500)
- Travel to and accommodation to the IFLA WLIC in Singapore (up to a maximum of € 1500)
- The winner will be invited to attend Singapore in person, or may identify a person to collect the prize on their behalf.
- The winner is responsible for registering for the congress, and booking own travel and accommodation. Reimbursement of costs will be arranged between the winner and the Brill/IFLA contact persons.
Who is Eligible
- Initiatives that facilitate and/or promote Open Access scholarly monographs such as projects or organisations
- Individuals who have authored, facilitated or promoted Open Access scholarly monographs
Nominees can be suggested by the owners of the project, but also by third parties, e.g. by authors, who published their monograph in the framework of the OA initiative.
Application information and additional details are available in the complete announcement.
Deadline for applications is April 30, 2013.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.