This page contains information about our events, including our boOkmArks series, our forthcoming talks and an archive of all our past events on our YouTube channel. All our events are free and open to anyone with an interest in open access books.
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All our events are free and open to anyone with an interest in open access books. Sign up to our mailing list for announcements and reminders about forthcoming events, and to receive the recordings afterwards.
Eric Hellman (Co-Founder and President of the Free Ebook Foundation) speaks about ‘Lessons from Project Gutenberg: OG OA’: his work with Project Gutenberg and Distributed Proofreaders, and how these experiences have informed his perspectives on the early days of open access and more recent developments in OA books (17th November 2022) • Blog post • Event recording
Christina Drummond (Executive Director of the OA eBook Usage Data Trust) and Lucy Montgomery (Professor of Knowledge Innovation at Curtin University and co-lead of the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative) discuss the OAeBU Usage Data Trust project and the new developments its work will take over the coming years, in ‘Open Access Usage Data: Present Knowledge, Future Developments’ (9 November 2022) • Event recording • Slides
A panel of speakers including David Collings (Bowdoin College), Eszter Kovacs (University College London), Lucy Barnes (Open Book Publishers) and Melissa Hagemann (Senior Program Officer at Open Society Foundations and Steering Committee member for the Open Climate Campaign) discuss ‘Lowering the Barriers to Climate Research: Climate Change and OA Books’ (25 October 2022) • Event recording
Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Press), Demmy Verbeke (KU Leuven Libraries) and Lucy Barnes (COPIM, Open Book Publishers) share their unique experiences on how to make Open Access book publishing work in an equitable and sustainable way. Chaired by Tom Mosterd (Open Access Books Network) as part of the Liverpool John Moores University Open Research Week. (16 February 2022) • Event recording
Between October 2021 – January 2022 Jeroen Sondervan ran a series called OA Books Workouts: Scholars At Work. This series features different scholars talking about publishing Open Access books. Hear more about their projects, why they chose Open Access, and the challenges and triumphs they experienced along the way!
Whitney Trettien discussed her work on Cut/Copy/Paste with Jeroen Sondervan as part of the OA Books Workouts: Scholars At Work series (11 January 2022) • Event recording
Jeff Pooley and Jeroen Sondervan discuss his Social Media & The Self: An Open Reader project as part of the OA Books Workouts: Scholars At Work series (14 December, 2021) • Event recording
Lucy Montgomery, discussed her work on Open Knowledge Institutions as part of the OA Books Workouts: Scholars At Work series hosted by Jeroen Sondervan. (9 November 2021) • Interview • Event recording
Janneke Adema, Marcell Mars and Tobias Steiner of the COPIM Project discussed their work on developing infrastructure to support Experimental OA Book Publishing (29 June 2021) • Blog post • Event recording
Between March – May 2021 we ran a series called Voices from the Community, five free, open events covering policy developments for Open Access books. Recordings and notes from all these sessions can be found here.
Voices from the Community Session 1: Introduction to the Series & Scope (lead: Agata Morka)
Voices from the Community Session 2: Quality assurance and transparency (lead: Jeroen Sondervan)
Voices from the Community Session 3: Green OA for books (lead: Niels Stern)
Voices from the Community Session 4: Discoverability and metadata (lead: Rupert Gatti)
Voices from the Community Session 5: Rights retention and licensing (lead: Vanessa Proudman)
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
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
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
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
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
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