boOkmArks is a series of events related to OA books. This page contains information about the series, including forthcoming talks and an archive of all our past events.
Our boOkmArks schedule will slow down from March – May 2021 (although there may still be an event or two) as we focus our energies on Voices from the Community, a series of free, open events covering policy developments for Open Access books.
Voices from the Community Session 1: March 30th 2-4pm GMT/3-5PM CET: Introduction to the Series & Scope Sprint (lead: Agata Morka) (sign up here)
Voices from the Community Session 2: April 13th 2-4pm GMT/3-5PM CET: Quality assurance and transparency (lead: Jeroen Sondervan) (sign up here)
Voices from the Community Session 3: April 27th 2-4pm GMT/3-5PM CET: Green OA for books (lead: Niels Stern) (sign up here)
Voices from the Community Session 4: May 11th 2-4pm GMT/3-5PM CET: Discoverability and metadata (lead: Rupert Gatti) (sign up here)
Voices from the Community Session 5: May 25th 2-4pm GMT/3-5PM CET: Rights retention and licensing (lead: Vanessa Proudman) (sign up here)
Forthcoming (date TBC): Vanessa Proudman (Director of SPARC Europe) discusses SCOSS, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services.
Forthcoming (date TBC): Lucy Barnes (Editor and Outreach Coordinator at Open Book Publishers) discusses the ScholarLed consortium and the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project.
Ros Pyne (Director of Open Access Books and Book Policies, Springer Nature) and Cameron Neylon (Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University and researcher at Collaborative Open Access Research and Development) discuss their recent white paper about Open Access book usage (6 October 2020) • Blog post • Event recording
Peter Suber (Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and the the Harvard Open Access Project, and Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society), Milica Ševkušić (Librarian at the Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia; Member of the Repository Development Team at the University of Belgrade Computer Centre; and EIFL Open Access Country Coordinator in Serbia) and Gary Price (librarian, writer and consultant) discuss the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP). (20 October 2020) • Blog post • Event recording
Martin Eve (Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London) discusses his recently published (and Open Access) edited collection, Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. (23 November 2020) • Blog post • Event recording
Jeff Pooley (professor of media & communication at Muhlenberg College and director of mediastudies.press) discusses the founding and first year of mediastudies.press, a scholar-led Open Access book publisher. (26 January 2021) • Blog post • Event recording
Reggie Raju (Director Research and Learning Services) & Jill Claassen (Scholarly Communications & Research) both from the University of Cape Town Libraries discuss a new continental platform for Open Access books and journals in Africa. (02 March 2021) • Blog post • Event recording
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