Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

1 and 2 July 2013 - The British Library, London, UK

Now open for registration

OAPEN is pleased to announce that the registration for the Open Access Monograph conference is now open.
Please go to http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/JISC-Collections-events/oabooksconf/ for the full programme and online registration.

The two-day international conference, organised by JISC Collections in partnership withOAPEN Foundation, is intended for all stakeholders in scholarly communications including researchers, publishers, librarians, senior institutional managers, learned societies and European research funders.

Sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and hosted by The British Library, this conference will be the first to tackle open access monographs in the humanities and social sciences head on.

Key topics of the conference will include new open access business models, maintaining quality, the future of peer-review, creative commons licensing and international policy development.

On the second day of the conference there will be various showcases from publishers, Open Access platforms and new initiatives highlighting the opportunities for Open Access monographs. The second day will include practical sessions for three key target groups – one focused at HSS researchers to help them feel more confident about exploring open access monograph publishing, one for policy makers and funders to look at where collaboration will help to support a robust research environment, and one for publishers, distributors and libraries, to discuss how Open Access changes the ecosystem around books.

Please inform colleagues and friends who might be interested in this conference.

Title: Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
Date: 1 and 2 July 2013
Venue: The British Library, London, UK
Registration: http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/JISC-Collections-events/oabooksconf/#booking-info

For more information, please contact Eelco Ferwerda, director of the OAPEN Foundation  JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING