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Wed 2 Oct 2019
09:00 - 17:00

Venue: St Catharine's College, McGrath Centre

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Open Access Monographs: from policy to reality (a one-day symposium)
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Wed 2 Oct 2019

Description

A detailed programme schedule can be found further below. Alternatively you can download a copy.

Practical information regarding the event is also available. Please download a copy.

The publication of books in Open Access format has been under discussion for several years, and has attracted interest especially from researchers in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Questions around the topic abound in light of developments including Plan S, changing funder policy and proposed requirements for the next REF.  

This one-day symposium is aimed primarily at researchers, postgraduate students, librarians and research support staff from the University of Cambridge, but it is also open to the public. It will explore the policies, economics and future directions of Open Monograph publishing. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss innovations in the sector, share their enthusiasms and concerns about current developments, and learn more about the opportunities for and realities of publishing an open access book. 

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: This event is free of charge for participants who have a Raven password and booking can be made directly from this webpage. For those who do not have a Raven password there will be a charge of £50 to attend the event. Please visit our esales form to make a booking. Please note that bookings via the esales form will close on 25 September at 11pm and bookings via UTBS (Raven password) on Tuesday 1 October noon (or earlier if we reach full capacity). Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee any dietary requirements (apart from vegetarian) for bookings made after 25 September.

Programme highlights:

Professor Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck, University of London) will present on the economics and political-economics of open-access monograph publishing.

Professor Margot Finn (President of the Royal Historical Society) will discuss open monographs from the perspectives of the RHS.

Panel session 1: ‘Policy and practice: Moving towards Plan S and REF’. Chair: Dr Steven Hill (Director of Research, Research England). Panel: Prof Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck, University of London), Prof Margot Finn (President of RHS), Hannah Hope (Open Research Coordinator, Wellcome Trust), Prof Roger Kain (School of Advanced Study, University of London & Chairman of the UUK OA Monographs Group) 

Panel session 2: ‘Innovations in open monograph publishing’. Chair: Patricia Killiard (Deputy Director, Academic Services, Cambridge University Libraries). Panel includes representatives from: Cambridge University Press, UCL Press, Open Book Publishers, Springer Nature and Radical Open Access 

Target audience
  • Researchers
  • PIs
  • Postgraduate students
  • Research support staff
  • Librarians
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 2 Oct   09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00 St Catharine's College, McGrath Centre map Maria Angelaki
Topics covered

Programme structure:

09:00 - 09:30: Registration, coffee 

Welcome: Dr Jessica Gardner (University Librarian and Director of Library Services, University of Cambridge University Libraries)

09:40 - 13.00: Part one - Policy and practice (history, policy and economics)

09:40 - 10:30: Prof Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck, University of London) - 'The economics and political-economics of open-access monograph publishing'. Questions to follow.

10:30 - 11:05: Dr Nicola Kozicharow (University of Cambridge) - 'Open Research Publishing in the Humanities'. Questions to follow.

11:05 - 11:30: Break

11:30 - 12:00: Prof Margot Finn (President of the Royal Historical Society) - 'Perspectives from the Royal Historical Society'

12:00 - 13:00: Panel discussion and questions - ‘Policy and practice: Moving towards Plan S and REF’

Chair: Dr Steven Hill (Director of Research, Research England). Panel: Prof Martin Paul Eve (Birbeck, University of London), Prof Margot Finn (President of the Royal Historical Society), Hannah Hope (Open Research Coordinator, Wellcome Trust), Prof Roger Kain (School of Advanced Study, University of London & Chairman of the UUK OA Monographs Group)

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch - Open monograph publisher stands for attendees to explore

Attending: Cambridge University Press, Radical Open Access, ScholarLed Publishers, Springer Nature, UCL Press

14.00 - 17:00: Part two - Experiences and innovations

14:00 - 15:35: 'Perspectives from Cambridge University Press'

Ben Denne (Director of Publishing, Academic Books, CUP) 'The role of the monograph in the research process: an overview of the CUP/OUP monographs survey 2019'

Matt Day (Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships, Publishing, CUP) 'Definitions of open?'

Helen Barton (Commissioning Editor for Linguistics, Books, CUP) 'Benefits and challenges of OA'

Chris Harrison (Publishing Development Director, H&SS Books, CUP) 'OA in practice'

Questions to follow after each presentation

15:35 - 15:55: Break

15:55 - 16:40: Panel discussion and questions - ‘Innovations in open monograph publishing’

Chair: Patricia Killiard (Deputy Director, Academic Services, Cambridge University Libraries). Panel: Janneke Adema (The Radical Open Access Collective/Coventry University), Ben Denne (Director of Publishing, Academic Books, CUP), Dr Rupert Gatti (Trinity College/Faculty of Economics/Open Book Publishers), Rosalind Pyne (Director, Open Access Books, Springer Nature), Lara Speicher (Head of Publishing, UCL Press)

16:40 - 16:55: Reflections of the day - Prof Roger Kain (School of Advanced Study, University of London & Chairman of the UUK OA Monographs Group), Dr Helen Snaith (Senior Policy Advisor, Research England), Dr Rupert Gatti (Trinity College/Faculty of Economics/Open Book Publishers), Dr Steven Hill (Director of Research, Research England)

Closing remarks: Niamh Tumelty (Head of Research Services and STEMM Libraries, Cambridge University Libraries)

17:00 - 17:45: Wine reception

Please note that the programme is subject to change slightly as details are confirmed nearer the time of the event.

Format

Presentations, panel discussions

Important information

This event is free of charge for participants who have a Raven password and booking can be made directly from this webpage. For those who do not have a Raven password there will be a charge of £50 to attend the event. Please visit our esales form to make a booking.

The event will be recorded. Further information on this will be sent to the participants at a later date.

Duration

One full day symposium

Themes

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