Over the last four years, the COPIM team have been developing open, community-governed infrastructure to support open access book publishing. This includes the Open Book Collective, which supports collective funding for OA books and infrastructures, and the Thoth metadata dissemination system, which enables publishers to easily create high-quality, open metadata to share their OA books as widely as possible. All of this infrastructure is community-owned and governed by its users. With £5.8 million from Arcadia and Research England to develop this infrastructure equitably as part of the ‘Open Book Futures’ project, the COPIM team want to find out how they can collaborate with, and learn from, the members of the SciELO network. How might what COPIM is building be useful to you? What are they currently missing? What are the possibilities for collaboration? Come along to this session, learn more about what COPIM is building, and share your perspective on how OA book publishing can best be nurtured and developed within SciELO and beyond.
Event page: https://25.scielo.org/en/seminars/copim/
Slidedeck: Barnes, Lucy, Grady, Tom, Deville, Joe, Gatti, Rupert, & Steiner, Toby. (2023, July 13). Open Book Futures: Working together to Build Community-owned Infrastructures for OA books. COPIM – SciELO 25 Years Seminar “Open Book Futures: Working together to Build Community-owned Infrastructures for OA books”, online. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8142775