From MIT Press:
Thanks to a three-year, $850,000 grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, the MIT Press is performing a broad-based monograph publishing cost analysis and will develop and openly disseminate a durable financial framework and business plan for open access (OA) monographs. The Press, a leader in OA publishing for almost 25 years, will also undertake a pilot program to implement the resulting framework for scholarly front and backlist titles.
Recently, Terry Ehling, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the MIT Press, and Raym Crow, a Senior Consultant at SPARC who is working with the Press on its OA publishing model initiative, appeared on the CHOICE Authority File podcast to talk about the project’s progress so far. Their conversation was distributed as a four-part podcast series.
Direct to Podcast Series (via CHOICE)
- Part 4: Peer into the Crystal Ball: Finding a Place for Open Access Monographs
- Part 3: Defining the Framework: Finding a Place for Open Access Monographs
- Part 2: Starting from Scratch: Finding a Place for Open Access Monographs
- Part 1: A Lack of Product-Market Fit: Finding a Place for Open Access Monographs