The results of a five-year research project on open access book publishing in the social sciences and humanities were published by OAPEN-UK / JISC on 28 January. The project was funded by the Joint Systems Information Committee (JISC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). “Led by Jisc Collections in collaboration with funders, researchers, publishers, learned societies, universities and libraries, the project has undertaken extensive qualitative and quantitative research in order to provide an evidence base to help stakeholders make informed decisions about transitioning to open access monograph publishing.” The full report is available at this OAPEN/JISC link.
A webcast recording on the Future of the Academic Book by Dr. Martin Eve (University College London) is now available on YouTube. This presentation is part of Academic Book Week (9-15 November), organised by the British Library, UCL, the UK Publishers Association and partners. EUI members are reminded that the Library encourages suggestions for book acquisitions. Please contact your information specialist to suggest new titles and editions.