Funding OA Book Publishing: New Initiatives at Cambridge, Michigan, and MIT
Finding sustainable ways to fund open access scholarly book publishing is not easy. Over the last few years, university presses have been experimenting with different business models which would enable them to publish monographs without charging authors thousands of dollars in processing charges.
This panel brings together representatives from three well-known university presses — Cambridge, Michigan, and MIT — which have each launched such an innovative initiative. While each of the three models has its own unique features, they share the strategy of utilizing library collection budgets to fund OA book publishing. Please join us to learn more about them and the future of openly published scholarly monographs.
Jennifer Canela, Library Partnerships & Sales Associate at The MIT Press
Matthew Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships at Cambridge University Press
Kristen Twardowski, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Outreach at the University of Michigan Press
Moderated by Christopher Barnes, Digital Publishing Librarian at Adelphi University