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Learn more about open access with JMU colleagues in a casual setting. Feel free to bring your lunch; we will provide cookies.

We will view a recorded conference presentation, “Open Access Monographs: Managing Resources, Managing Discovery,” and have some time for discussion afterward. The presentation is from the September 2019 NISO Virtual Conference, Sustaining Openness: Ensuring the Long Term Viability of Open Science, OER and More. This Open Access Week event is hosted by the JMU Libraries’ Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the JMU Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Steering Committee. Please contact Liz Thompson (thomp3ea@jmu.edu) or Alyssa Valcourt (valcouah@jmu.edu) with questions.

Conference presentation description by the presenter, Mike Taylor:

The move towards open access (OA) journals has been underway for almost two decades: even so, the further we progress, the more we realize how much further there is to go. In contrast, the movement towards OA books has barely started, and to add to the challenge, they need to fit into a world largely defined by the needs of OA articles. The challenges that monographs face are substantial: funding, discovery, evaluation, and business models. All of these need to be adapted to support the growth, discovery and management of OA monographs. To add to the complexity, the monograph environment is much more diverse than the journal. They are dominated by outputs in the arts, humanities and social sciences, they are more international, they are disproportionately represented in non-English languages, and there are 10,000s of small, independent publishers.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Carrier 129
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Kristen Shuyler