September 20, 2021

New Report: “The Promise of Collaboration: Collective Funding Models and the Integration of Open Access Books Into Libraries”

The Promise of Collaboration: Collective Funding Models and the Integration of Open Access Books Into Libraries was published today by

The report linked below was published today by COPIM: Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs.

An introductory blog post is also available. 

Title

The Promise of Collaboration: Collective Funding Models and the Integration of Open Access Books Into Libraries

Authors

Elli Gerakopoulou
Lancaster University

Izabella Penier
Lancaster University

Joe Deville
Lancaster University

Source

COPIM
DOI: 0.5281/zenodo.4501512

Abstract

This report tackles a simple question: how can open access books be more successfully integrated into scholarly libraries? While there are some important practical efforts being made to address this question in a variety of different contexts, we explore the areas where further work is required to progress from a situation in which supporting and integrating open access books often remains a peripheral concern for libraries.

The report draws on desk research alongside a combination of interviews, workshop discussions and pre-workshop surveys with librarians and individuals involved in library consortia. It explores issues such as the discoverability of open access content in library catalogues, the sustainability of open access monograph publishing, the difficulty of articulating the value of open access for supporting universities and the challenge of aligning open access values with those of stakeholders. It also reimagines a more diverse and inclusive system of scholarly communication in relation to open access monographs. As part of this, the report outlines some of the principles that could inform a new open access model/platform aimed at transforming the relationship between open access book publishers and libraries.

Direct to Full Text Report
66 pages; PDF.

See Also:Open Access Publishing and the Promise of Collaboration (Blog Post)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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