Save the date: COPIM final conference "Scaling Small: Community-Owned Futures for Open Access Books", April 20 & 21, 2023 @ online | Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM)

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Summary:

The Community-Led Open Publishing Infrastructures for Monographs project (COPIM) is happy to announce its Final Conference, “Scaling Small: Community-Owned Futures for Open Access Books”, which will take place online on April 20, 3.30-8.15pm (BST), and April 21, 3-7pm (BST). Save the date! The Scaling Small philosophy (see e.g. Adema & Moore, 2021) that COPIM has been following is explicitly and intentionally an alternative to large-scale, commercial approaches to academic publishing. This principle has guided COPIM’s main outcomes and objectives, and has supported us in building various models, systems, and platforms as part of our work to start removing the hurdles preventing new and existing open access book initiatives from adopting open access workflows. In addition to creating the community-led governance structures, archiving and preservation best practices, and experimental book pilots and resources to support this, Scaling Small comes to the fore very clearly in three of COPIM’s main outputs: the Open Book Collective (OBC), a UK charity governed by its members that brings together open access publishers, libraries, and publishing service providers to enable sustainable collective funding for open access books without charging authors; ‘Opening the Future’ (OtF), a revenue model which enables the transition of legacy publishers to OA by offering their closed access backlist to libraries via a subscription scheme, and using the revenue to fund new OA books; and Thoth, an open dissemination system that enables publishers to share their open access books much more widely, by easily creating high quality open metadata in a wide variety of formats. As COPIM concludes, we hope to discuss and extend the organisational principle of Scaling Small in several ways, and with a variety of collaborators, while also thinking ahead about our next steps.    

Link:

https://scalingsmall.pubpub.org

From feeds:

[IOI] Open Infrastructure Tracking Project » Items tagged with oa.open_book_collective in Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)
[IOI] Open Infrastructure Tracking Project » Items tagged with oa.floss in Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)
[IOI] Open Infrastructure Tracking Project » Items tagged with oa.thoth in Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)
[IOI] Open Infrastructure Tracking Project » Items tagged with oa.infrastructure in Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)
[IOI] Open Infrastructure Tracking Project » Items tagged with oa.copim in Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)
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oa.libraries oa.thoth oa.preservation oa.pilots oa.opening_the_future oa.open_book_collective oa.new oa.metadata oa.libraries oa.infrastructure oa.floss oa.experiments oa.events oa.data oa.copim oa.collaboration oa.business_models oa.books oa.openbookcollective oa.infrastructure

Date tagged:

02/13/2023, 09:47

Date published:

02/13/2023, 04:47