OA books: the next few months at Jisc

In the summer, I posted a summary of Jisc’s work over the next few months on OA journals, and I promised that I would follow this up with something similar covering books. Although not the focus of many research funder OA policies at the moment, monographs present a rather particular set of challenges for OA, which are the topic of quite a lot of work at the moment. We are also exploring potential ways forward for e-textbooks. The document: Jisc Scholarly Communications Roadmap – books Sep 14 [PDF] simply outlines the reports, events and so on, that Jisc is involved in or leading, in this area, with relevant links for further information. I hope this will be useful for those working in this area.

By Neil Jacobs

JISC Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure (Information Environment)

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