COPIM Publishers Workshop, March 16, 2020


Participating stakeholders:

external: University of Michigan, Lyrasis, UCL Press, University of North Carolina Press, Arc Humanities Press, Jisc NBK, African Minds, Westminster University Press, MIT Press, Florence University Press, Lexis Compagnia Editoriale, Stockholm University Press, Stockholm University Library, University of Wales Press, MIT Knowledge Futures Group/pubpub

internal: Open Book Publishers, Lancaster University, Mattering Press, punctum books, Coventry University, OAPEN, Jisc, DPC, Open Library of the Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London, Open Humanities Press,

➡️🔍🖺 Documentation available here: COPIM Publishers Workshop – March 2020 – Report

On 16 March 2020 the COPIM Publishers Workshop took place online, discussing issues related to Open Access books. Around thirty attendees took part, including academic publishers, scholarly communications experts and many of the COPIM project participants.

This was the first workshop organised by COPIM, and as such it was very much part of the exploratory scoping stage of our project. In keeping with the spirit of COPIM as a whole, we are not approaching any of the issues we are working on with a set of predetermined solutions in mind—instead we want to think through the problems and opportunities facing Open Access book publishing with a diverse variety of stakeholders, with the intention of developing infrastructure that keeps the needs of our communities at its centre.

Theme 1: Discovery and Dissemination

  • 1a. Existing Channels and Metadata (Q1, Q2)
  • 1b. New Channels and Requirements (Q3, Q4)

Theme 2: Business Models

  • 2a. Revenue Models and Library Collective Funding (Q5, Q6)

  • 2b. Workflows and Archiving/Preservation (Q6, Q7)



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