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Wednesday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Identifying, Funding, and Publishing Open Access Humanities Books

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The move to a more sustainable model of publishing open access monographs is gaining momentum around the world, and brings into question some traditional relationships and workflows. In the United States, the new AAU/ARL/AAUP Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative uses funds from the author’s parent institution to substantially support the publisher’s production costs, allowing for the distribution of an open access copy of the book. In this program, publishing open access humanities monographs requires not only that publishers distribute a book as open access, but also that authors agree to have their books available for free, that institutions financially support authors in publishing open access books, and that libraries select these books for their collections and preserve these digital publications.

While such a reconsideration of the roles and responsibilities of publishers, authors, and their affiliated institutions may seem daunting, a spirit of collaboration and experimentation is helping to make this shift possible. Members of a university press, a university humanities center, and a university library will discuss how they have moved forward with supporting open access monograph publishing, sharing the questions asked (and how they were answered) and the new processes and procedures adopted.

Open-ended questions posed to the audience will invite and encourage discussion, and the presenters will also share tools and processes developed for the support of open access monographs.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Macklin

Lisa Macklin

Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University
Lisa A. Macklin joined Emory in 2005 and was appointed the first Director, Scholarly Communications Office (formerly the Libraries Intellectual Property Rights Office) in 2007. In this role she works with faculty, students, and staff on the application of copyright law to teaching... Read More →
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Sarah McKee

Senior Associate Director for Publishing, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University
Sarah McKee is the senior associate director for publishing at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University. Her focus in this role is the implementation of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that offers institutional subsidies for publishing... Read More →
avatar for Charles Thomas Watkinson

Charles Thomas Watkinson

AUL, Publishing, University of Michigan Library
I'm AUL for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. I'm particularly interested in next-gen institutional repositories, the future of ebook collections and acquisitions, and how books can also get to participate in the networked digital... Read More →


Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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