May 21, 2022

Interview: “Open Access for Monographs: Small Steps Along a Difficult Path”

From ZBW-Mediatalk:

While a considerable proportion of journal articles are now available in open access, only a few scientific monographs are currently openly accessible. Recently, however, more activities have been started and a number of reports have been published. We spoke with Olaf Siegert about the state of open access for monographs and about the activities of libraries.


About Olaf Siegert

Olaf Siegert is Head of the Publication Services department and Open Access Representative of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

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Note: The interview includes an embed of a slide deck from Mr. Siegert’s talk at the Pre-Conference Workshop on Open Access Book held at LIBER Conference 2019, Dublin in late June. 

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.