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TOC – Rethinking the Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing

TOC - Rethinking The Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing – Frances Pinter (Bloomsbury Academic), Feb. 24

Creating quality content is not without cost.  Frances discussed publishing monographs in academia, which is an endangered species.  print runs for academic books have been on a major decline. She focused on the SS and H (Social Science and Humanities) where the book form is still preferred over journal articles (unlike the sciences).  She offered a very interesting proposition to support an open access model for academic monograph publishing, supported by library budgets.  I hope Frances presents this to library audiences, because it’s worth thinking about and considering.  Libraries want open access, have declining budgets, and like to collaborate.  Her model addresses all of these factors. I’ll try to get her slides or check with her about an audio interview. Continue reading