Panel on Open Access

This announcement comes from the American Historical Association
AHA 2021: The Ontology of Open Access
The Ontology of Open Access: The Historians’ Guide from Manuscript to Monograph to Reception and Impact

Knowledge Infrastructures, Monographs and Why Open Access Must be Part of the Post Pandemic ‘New Normal’

Dr. Frances Pinter, Executive Chair for the Central European University Press, reflects on the impact of the pandemic on library budgets and modes of operation:

"...we can use this crisis to mark a commitment to reducing costs while improving dissemination of these specialist monographs that provide the foundational basis for development in the HSS [Humanities and Social Sciences] subjects.

Making OA Monographs More Discoverable, Usable, and Sustainable

Joihn Sherer assesses the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP), " an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded initiative to publish open digital editions of high-quality books from university presses in the field of history":

 Making OA Monographs More Discoverable, Usable, and Sustainable, Longleaf Services, August 12, 2020

CEU Press Announces Innovative Open Access Funding Model

"In line with international movements towards making academic content Open Access (OA), both for journals and books, and in keeping with our mission to disseminate quality scholarship widely, CEU Press is launching a new partnership programme with research libraries worldwide. The Opening the Future project is a membership scheme for libraries who can participate either from their OA funds or their acquisitions budgets."

De Gruyter’s 10th open access book anniversary: call for submissions

"Under the headline "10 Topics, 10 Books, 10 Weeks", De Gruyter celebrates its 10th open access book anniversary and invites scientists and scholars globally to submit their book projects for OA publication. The 10 winning titles will be published in 2021 by De Gruyter in OA without any author publication fees to support the development of open research."

The Open Research Library reaches new milestones, seeing growth in content, usage and accessibility features

"Seven months after the official launch of the Open Research Library, the platform continues to grow in size, usage and functionality.

... its collection now includes over 86,000 items and not only books and book chapters but also OA videos, posters and podcasts."

(ORL press release, Knowledge Unlatched, August 24, 2020)

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