Associate University Librarian, Publishing; Director of University of Michigan Press
University of Michigan
Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries
Indiana University – Bloomington
Director, Scholarly Communications Office
BlueSky to BluePrint, LLC
Can scholarly monographs be published in an open access model that supports the full costs associated with creating a high-quality digital work? Over the past year, several research teams have been independently addressing various facets of this question: What does it cost university presses today to publish a monograph? Can subvention funds effectively support publishing scholarly monographs? Which faculty would be eligible for this support, and how would universities determine how to disburse funds? How will the roles and relationship of libraries and university presses evolve under a subvention model? What do faculty think about all this? This panel will share research findings from studies conducted at Michigan, Indiana, Emory, and Ithaka S+R. These findings suggest major transitions to come in the scholarly communications landscape and leave many important questions in the air. The session will permit ample time for discussion of the next questions facing libraries, publishers and authors.
A Study of Direct Author Subvention for Publishing Humanities Books at Two Universities: A Report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation by Indiana University and University of Michigan.
Indiana University IUScholarWorks: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20408
University of Michigan Deep Blue: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113671
The Future of the Monograph in the Digital Era: A Report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Emory University OpenEmory: https://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/q4fd0