Emerging Perspectives in Open Access Book Publishing

Open Access monograph publishing is a rapidly expanding and evolving strategy for making scholarly work globally accessible. Universities, academic publishers, libraries, and scholarly organizations are developing new initiatives, partnerships, services, and business models to support open access options for authors of scholarly monographs, textbooks, and academic books. This panel explores the opportunities, challenges, and experiences of OA book publishing from the perspective of authors, series editors and publishers. UBC faculty and publishers address their motivations for “going open”, as well as the processes, impacts, and changes that OA is bringing to academic book publishing.

Panelists:

  • Rupert Gatti, Co-founder and Director of Open Book Publishers; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Director of Studies in Economics

  • Katherine Bowers, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, UBC Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies

  • Megan Brand, Production Editor, UBC Press

  • Mark Turin, Associate Professor, UBC Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies & Department of Anthropology Facilitator

Facilitator:

  • Leonora Crema , Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, UBC Library

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