Implementing a consortial funding model for open access publishing
OASPA is pleased to announce the fourth webinar in our new Open Scholarship Webinar Series*, in which we are inviting a number of speakers to consider contemporary debates in open research and open access publishing:
Date: Thursday 4th April 2019
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm BST (other timezones: 7.30am PST, 9.30am CST, 10.30am EST, 12.30pm BRT, 4.30pm CEST, 4.30pm WAT, 7.30pm SAST, 4.30pm IST)
The OASPA Open Scholarship Webinar Series is delighted to welcome three pioneers of the Consortial Funding Model of Publishing: Oya Y. Rieger (arXiv Program Director), John Willinsky (Director of the Public Knowledge Project) and Martin Paul Eve (Co-founder of the Open Library of Humanities). Come and find out how to set one up with your publishing (or scholarly communication) initiative.
“The current system of scholarly economics is irrational… [It is based on the assumption] that purchasers can go elsewhere if better competition is available. But what competition is available when a researcher needs a journal article to which a publisher has exclusive rights? None. Competition is a flawed concept within these micro-monopolies, as Peter Suber terms them (Suber 2012, 39). It is possible to make articles and books open access and have them funded through cooperation – the consortial model – and not through competition.”
(from the OLH About Page)
Further reading: We are also pleased to be able to share John Willinsky’s proposal ‘A Library+Funder OA Model for Anthropology: Introduction, Principles, Examples‘ which he will be speaking about during the webinar. Comments on the document are welcome.
Martin Paul Eve – @martin_eve – is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of five books, most recently Close Reading with Computers with Stanford University Press. Martin is well known for his work on open-access publishing in the humanities and is a founder of the Open Library of Humanities.
John Willinsky – @JohnWillinsky – is Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, as well as Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University. He directs the Public Knowledge Project, which conducts research and develops open source scholarly publishing software in support of greater access to knowledge. His books include the Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (Minnesota, 1998); Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000); and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT, 2006) and The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke (Chicago, 2017).
Oya Y. Rieger – @OyaRieger – is arXiv Program Director at Cornell Computing and Information Science. Since 2010, she has led the operations, governance, sustainability, and strategic development of arXiv.org, the open access preprint service for research papers in several fields. She is also a senior advisor to Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums Program where she leads research and advisory projects related to scholarly resources, digital preservation, and sustainability models. During 2008-June 2018, she served as Associate University Librarian at Cornell University Library. Her program areas included digital scholarship, collection development, digitization, preservation, user experience, scholarly publishing, learning technologies, research data management, digital humanities, and special collections. Her doctoral studies (Human-Computer Interaction, Cornell University) focused on how information and communication technologies support research and scholarly discourse of humanities scholars.
Catriona MacCallum – @catmacOA – is Director of Open Science at Hindawi. She has 20 years experience in scholarly publishing and 15 years in Open Access Publishing. She has a PhD from Edinburgh University and went into publishing as a professional Editor initially working for Elsevier, where she was Editor of Trends in Ecology & Evolution, before joining the Open-Access publisher PLOS in 2003 to launch PLOS Biology as one of the Senior Editors. She also acted as a Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE, leaving PLOS as Advocacy Director in 2017. She is currently a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform and the UKRI Open Access Practitioners Group. She serves on the Advisory Boards of OpenAire and the Royal Society (Publishing), and is on the steering committee of the relaunched DORA initiative. She is a founding individual of the I4OC (Initiative for Open Citations) campaign.
Claire Redhead – @OASPA – is Executive Director of OASPA. Her publishing background began back in 2000. Editorial positions in UK publishing houses in the 12 years that followed provided her with valuable opportunities for developing key skills and varied experience in the academic journal and book publishing industry. In 2012 Claire joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), initially responsible for managing membership and communications for the organisation. Claire quickly took the lead to develop and grow OASPA during this time, and was appointed Executive Director of the association in 2016.
*Note that the OASPA Open Science Webinar Series has been renamed as the OASPA Open Scholarship Series
8 April 2019: The recording of this webinar is also freely available with all of the previous webinars organised by OASPA here.