Workshop: Innovative business models for open access book publishing in Europe
Wednesday 7th April, 14:00-16:00 CEST
OASPA is supporting the work of the OPERAS-P project which is looking into innovative, non-bpc business models to create a sustainable infrastructure for open access book publishing in Europe. Following the publication of a library landscape study, investigating the opportunities for developing collaborative library funding models, and a series of publisher-specific case study interviews, we would now like to invite publishers to participate in a series of workshops highlighting the diversity of different business models being adopted within Europe.
Together with OPERAS, we will be hosting three European-focussed* workshops on business models for open access books targeted specifically at small and medium-sized academic book publishers. These workshops will be free and open to publishers that already publish open access books as well as those considering starting open access book publishing – from within and outside of Europe. While the first workshop will be informative in nature, the following two will be organized as interactive in-depth workshops focused on challenging areas in the OA books publishing process.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the first workshop to be held on April 7th at 14:00-16:00 CEST. Please find a brief description and registration link below.
Workshop 1 : Innovative business models for OA books – 6 approaches in Europe
For workshop 1, we will present an overview of a wide variety of business models for open access books currently in use. Six different publishers will present how they each make use of a different business model to publish their books open access. Each presenter will share their experiences and insights with an emphasis on four areas: Revenue, Costs, Legal Issues & Workflows
This first workshop will provide participants with an overview of the diversity of approaches to open access book publishing and offer insights into how these have been implemented in practice. Details about the subsequent workshops will also be provided at this event.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you on April 7th.
*While these three workshops focus on innovative business models and approaches used within Europe, we would like to emphasise examples exist outside of Europe too. Publishers based outside of Europe and interested in attending these workshops are certainly welcome to do so.