The Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs project (COPIM) has today released the code originally written for their Opening the Future initiative, which collects and processes library signups. This release makes the software freely available for any publisher to adapt and use themselves – it is a generic signup system for open-access projects that have consortial membership models.
Available on Github at https://github.com/BirkbeckCTP/otf-signup, features of the system include order tracking, billing management, notification of new sign ups, and access control for backlist packages of books. The software is already in use on the Opening the Future website, where a pilot project with CEU Press is live and taking memberships – the Press will use membership fees to freely publish new open access (OA) content. More information on that initiative and its ethos can be found on the project’s Resources page.
COPIM Releases Free Code for Open Access Project Sign Up System
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