Institutional Open Access – What Works and What Doesn’t

This panel takes a closer look on what really needs to be improved when it comes to collective Open Access funding.

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October 15, 2:00-3:00 pm, Berlin time

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Philipp Hess (Knowledge Unlatched, Publisher Relations), Moderator
Catherine Anderson (Knowledge Unlatched, Sales)


Institutionally funded Open Access (OA) for journals and books has been receiving increasing support from various players since 2012. Knowledge Unlatched, Open Library of Humanities, Luminos and TOME are a few examples of sometimes very different approaches. They all aim to secure funding for Open Access monographs in the humanities and social sciences. What all initiatives have in common is that they actively promote the development of the models through a high degree of experimentation. That there are not only successes, but also important flops, is in the nature of things. This session critically examines which approaches have been successful and which ideas have not worked, while trying to use this information to make generalising derivations. The target group are decision-makers in publishing houses and libraries who are actively involved in the (further) development of access and business models for OA journals and books.

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Open Research Community and Knowledge Unlatched


Free Event

Featured Image Credits: Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Hills, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 12, 2009 | © Courtesy of Chris Devers/Flickr.

Pablo Markin

Community Manager, Open Research Community