How Can We Make Open Access Work for Books?

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Advanced Topics in OA Webinar. Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing / Director, University of Michigan Press. As journal articles reach an open access tipping point, academic books are in danger of being marginalized. Monographs suffer from issues around funding (where is the money going to come from?) and the structure of the information supply chain (how can we make OA books discoverable when commercial entities control the main channels?). This presentation explores the issues specific to books in the OA transition and identifies some ways in which those who care about the health of book publishing can be supportive. Limited capacity, OhioLINK and ICOLC only.