EIFL and COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) webinar on new and more equal models for open access book publishing

Important | 2021-11-03

Join this EIFL and COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) webinar on new and more equal models for open access book publishing.

Date and time: 9 November, 12 p. m. – 1 p. m.
Please register here.

Open access books are hot on the agenda around the world. Funding agencies across Europe and the Americas are applying open access mandates and publishers are seeking new models that avoid Book Processing Charges.

However, what is being done to address the systemic barriers to access along geopolitical lines? How can open access to books be a truly ‘open’ endeavour that does not simply replicate existing inequalities? How does the Global South fit into this?

In this webinar, Frances Pinter and Martin Paul Eve will discuss their ongoing work to convert the Central European University Press to an open access model with support from COPIM. They will discuss issues of infrastructure, funding, language, and participation. They will also talk about the ways that their model, and a few others that have recently emerged, are designed to ensure a less exclusionary approach for book publishing in the future.