Don't miss panel discussion 'The OA effect: How does open access affect usage of scholarly books?'

Part of Charleston Conference: November 6-10, 2017

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 9 November, 2017Location: Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, NC, USA view on map
Time: 11:35am - 12:15pmMore information: Charleston conference website

Speakers:

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Ros Pyne
Springer Nature
Head of Policy & Development
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Sarah Beaubien

Grand Valley State University
Head of Collections & Schol. Comms

Are you attending the Charleston Conference? Don’t miss out on this exciting panel!

Open access publishing options have now been available for scholarly books for several years, but as yet there has been little research into the effects of making books free to access and re-use.

Is there a significant usage advantage for open access books? Where are the readers of open access books based? How does open access publication affect citations and coverage in blogs and news media? Does publishing a book open access lead to new collaborations and opportunities that would not have otherwise been possible? And how do these trends vary by discipline?

Meanwhile, what are the effects on libraries of making books available open access? How can libraries best support discovery and usage of OA books?

Drawing on a recent study from Springer Nature and on the experiences of Grand Valley State in managing OA books, this session will provide some early insights into the impact of open access on scholarly books.

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