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Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

1 and 2 July 2013, The British Library, London

**Please note the conference programme will be updated with presenation links when they are available**

Programme 1 July 2013

09.30 – 11.00    Registration with Tea and Coffee

11.00 – 11.20    Welcome and Opening:

  • Setting the scene, Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford (view video)

11.20 – 11.55    Keynote:

  • Jean-Claude Guédon, University of Montreal (view video)

11.55 – 12.45    Panel: HSS after Finch (view video)
Chair: Martin Hall

  • Rupert Gatti, Open Book Publishers
  • Philippe Aigrain, author of Sharing
  • Carl-Christian Buhr, European Commission
  • Sally Hardy, Regional Studies Association
  • Kim Hackett, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) (view presentation)

12.45 – 14.00    Lunch and Posters

14.00 – 15.00    Session: Promising Business Models (view video)
Chair: Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press

  • Martin Eve and Caroline Edwards, Open Library of Humanities (view presentation)
  • Frances Pinter, Knowledge Unlatched (view presentation)
  • Carrie Calder, Palgrave Macmillan

15.00 – 15.20    Coffee break

15.20 – 16.00    Session: Copyright and Creative Commons (view video)

  • Joscelyn Upendran, Zilpa (view presentation)
  • Ben White, British Library (presentation to follow)

16.00 – 16.30    Session: Peer review and Quality

16.30 – 16.45    Launch: Directory of Open Access Books (view video)

18.30 – 19.30    Drinks reception at the British Library

Programme 2 July

09.30 – 10.00    Registration with Tea and Coffee

10.00 – 10.10    Introducing day 2

  • Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford

10.10 – 11.10    Showcase 1

11.10 – 11.20    Introduction to Strands

  • Neil Jacobs, Programme Director, Jisc

11.30 – 12.30    Strands, morning session

Strand 1: How exactly do you get your monograph published in open access?
How exactly do you get your monograph published in open access? This strand is for HSS researchers and PhD students who are interested in the idea of an open access monograph. It will take them through the process step by step, introduce them to key sources of information and make sure they are aware of any issues.

Chair: Professor Tom Cochrane, Queensland University of Technology

  • Connecting Research and Researchers - An Introduction to ORCID with Ed Pentz of CrossRef (view presentation)
  • Get to grips with copyright and creative commons – A guide to Creative Commons for HSS researchers with Ernesto Priego, Lecturer in Library Science, City University London (view guide)
  • Find a reputable OA publisher – Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) with Janneka Adema, PhD in Media and Communication, Coventry University (view presentation)
  • Funding, mandates and embargoes – what are the options? with Ellen Collins, Research Consultant, Research Information Network (view presentation)
  • Tips for promoting your OA book with Will Brooker, Professor of Film Studies, Kingston University (view presentation)
  • Tracking your book – what you show know about altmetrics with Lucy Montgomery, Vice Chancellors Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology (view presentation)

Strand 2: Open Access books and the supply chain

The current supply chain is set up around publishers selling monographs and edited collections on one side and libraries and individual users purchasing on the other. In a move to Open Access, regardless of the business model, there will be changes to workflows, processes and new steps will be introduced. The aim of this strand is to introduce delegates to some examples of changes to workflows and to work taking place in the area of metadata, quality assurance and standards to support the flow of OA monographs into the supply chain and the discovery of OA monographs by librarians and end users. Participants will also be invited to join a discussion on discovery and dissemination of OA monographs and suggest other elements that will need to be explored and to support an effective supply chain.

Chair: Simon Bell, Head of Partnerships, British Library

  • OA and metadata – quality assurance, transparency and CrossMark with Michiel Thijssen of Brill and Rachel Lammey of CrossRef (view presentation)
  • Challenges in the supply chain and ONIX for OA books with Adam Purser of Palgrave (view presentation) and Graham Bell of EDItEUR (view presentation)
  • Discovery and dissemination of OA monographs – a publisher’s perspective with Veronika Spinka of Springer (view presentation)
  • Discovery and dissemination of OA monographs - a librarian's perspective with Jill Russell and Jon Andrews of the University of Brimingham (view presentation)

Strand 3: How can funders and policy makers support the transition to OA monographs?
How can funders and policy makers support the transition to OA monographs? This strand is for policy makers and funders to look at where collaboration will help to support a robust research environment. The session will bring together policy makers and research funders that are interested or actively involved in supporting Open Access for monographs, through specific experiments, projects or funding schemes.

Chair: Bas Savenije, OAPEN

  • Examples of funding programmes and OA book projects
  • United Kingdom: Mark Llewellyn, AHRC and OAPEN-UK
  • Netherlands: Annemarie Bos, NWO and OAPEN-NL
  • Germany: Angela Holzer, DFG, (view presentation) and Ralf Schimmer, MPG (view presentation)
  • Austria: Doris Haslinger, FWF (view presentation)
  • Sweden: Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren, Stockholm University
  • Discussion session

12.30 – 13.45    Lunch and posters

13.45 – 14.45    Strands, afternoon session (1, 2 and 3 continued)

14.45 – 15.15    Coffee

15.15 – 16.15    Showcase 2

16.15 – 16.45    Closing Keynote

17.00    Close


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