First Collective Development Funding Call to Open in April 2024 | Open Book Collective Information Hub

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One of the key aims of the Open Book Collective (OBC) is to support publishers, infrastructure providers and other organisations to build capacity to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of Open Access (OA) books. One way it does this is by awarding grants from its Collective Development Fund.  Its first two calls will be funded by Arcadia and the Research England Development Fund, as part of the COPIM Open Book Futures project. Subsequent calls will be funded by contributions from our publisher and service provider members, which are already accruing thanks to subscriptions from supporting libraries.  

We are pleased to confirm that we expect the first call for applications to this fund to open in April 2024, and to be open for two months. The final details of the call will be confirmed in due course. However, in this update we would like to provide potential applicants with an insight into some of the core principles that we expect to inform its design.  

Given that these principles are still being worked on, we would also like to invite feedback from the OA and scholarly communications community. Individuals or organisations can feed back either by emailing Dr. Judith Fathallah (, who is leading the development of the call, or by completing our Scoping Survey, which is open until February 29. To complete the survey in English, click here, and to complete it in Spanish, click here




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Date tagged:

01/23/2024, 09:34

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01/23/2024, 04:34