Eve, Martin Paul, Deville, Joe, Gatti, Rupert, & Barnes, Miranda. (2022, June 15). The Open Book Collective and Beyond: Community-Led Infrastructures for Open Access Books. SCURL Annual Conference 2022 (SCURLconf22), online. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6644949
With this session, the COPIM project will present ongoing work centring on the Open Book Collective, which we hope will be an exciting and useful collective for libraries to participate in – a collective that not only aims to support OA Book publishers and infrastructures, but to create a community that works together to develop and support non-profit OA book publishing.
Presentations will introduce the Open Book Collective Platform – the platform under development in COPIM’s Work Package 2 that will facilitate collective library funding for OA book publishers and infrastructure providers, while also acting as an information hub around all things OA book publishing.
We will also be presenting on the various collective funding models being adopted – including
a. Opening the Future (COPIM Work Package 3), and
b. Pure OA models (eg OBP, punctum & ScholarLed)
which may be of interest for libraries considering funding such initiatives, but also for new initiatives that may wish to join the OBC and seek collective funding.
The third presentation will focus more closely on Thoth, the metadata manager and dissemination service being developed in COPIM’s Work Package 5. Designed specifically for small publishers that wish to effectively disseminate their metadata and content – including for the creation of online websites and catalogues for publishers. This may be attractive to libraries looking to establish new publishing initiatives with the university, with the Scottish University Press and Edinburgh Diamond being two good examples. It would also be interesting to address how libraries may wish to access the database for ingesting OA book metadata into their own systems.
This will be followed by a presentation on the Archiving and Preservation network currently being conceived under the remit of COPIM’s Work Package 7. Working alongside Thoth, the aim is to create processes and a network of university repositories to effectively archive and preserve more complex OA books created by small non-profit initiatives.