OPEN REFLECTIONS

The Monograph Crisis Revisited

Last week, on the 22nd of January, the report Monographs and Open Access, written by Geoffrey Crossick for HEFCE, was released. I would like to respond to the specific way … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Embracing Messiness

Last week, from the 12-14th of November, I attended The Post-Digital Scholar Conference. Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and Public Spheres, in Lüneburg, organised by the Hybrid Publishing Lab. I … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why I am not an OA zealot

This is a guest post by Ronald Snijder. Ronald has been involved in OAPEN since 2008. Apart from doing IT related stuff, he’s an external PhD candidate at the Centre … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

OAPEN-NL Final Report

Last Tuesday, during Open Access Week, the final report of the OAPEN-NL project was presented at the seminar ‘Open Access for academic books in the Netherlands’. As one of the … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

#OAbooks in the HSS: Contexts, Conversations, Technologies and Communities of Practice

Last week I attended the first major conference entirely dedicated to Open Access books in the HSS, in the British Library, organised by OAPEN and JISC. The two-day conference had … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

On crowd funding Open Access scholarly books

With academia increasingly being abused by budget cuts whilst at the same time being overtaken by the language of business, profit, and sustainability, new ways are being sought to gain … Continue reading

August 3, 2011 · 8 Comments

Full circle with Open Access Monographs

After a previous guest post where he developed an interesting forecast related to academic publishing, Ronald Snijder is back with his thoughts on Open Access monographs. You can reach him … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

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