An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented good for scholarship
"The Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference took place over 1st and 2nd July at the The British Library, London. “JISC Collections, in partnership with OAPEN Foundation, is holding a two-day international conference intended for all stakeholders in scholarly communications including European research funders, senior institutional managers, publishers, learned societies, librarians and researchers. The conference aims to raise awareness of open access, to increase understanding of key challenges and to identify where international common policies and frameworks could support the adoption of open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences (HSS)”. Further background about the event can be found here, the programme here, HD videos here, the Twitter hashtag for the event was #OA Books and Kirsty Pitkin is creating a Storify (link to follow). Some selected highlights."