Interview: “Open Access for Monographs: Small Steps Along a Difficult Path”
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 (email@example.com) 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.