“Responding to Open Access Needs: The Open Book Collective (OBC) Position”
From a COPIM Blog Post by Judith Fathallah:
We created the Open Book Collective (OBC) (described in more detailed here) as part of the COPIM project, which is all about researching, establishing, and meeting the needs of a more sustainable, equitable OA book landscape. COPIM is an international partnership of OA publishers, academic librarians and researchers committed to a sustainable, equitable and diverse future for OA books. All of our research outputs related to the development of the OBC, including details of the methods we used to reach our findings, can be found via the tags on this Pubpub site and at our Zenodo page.
The post continues to discuss the following topics:
- Inequities in OA book publishing
- Scaling Small and a Diversity of Models
- Transparent Options: Open Metadata
Learn More, Read the Full Text Post (about 960 words)
See Also: Say Hello to The Open Book Collective! (April 27, 2022)
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