Frances Pinter's successor will be Cameron Neylon, former advocacy director of PLOS and currently Professor of Research Communication at the Centre for Culture and Technology. Neylon divides his time between his home in Bath and his office at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Read the Press Release
Open Access and Books: Applying an International Lens. During a recent lecture tour of Australia Frances Pinter was asked to circulate her slides. These are now available here
‘It’s always such a great pleasure to visit Australia where there is interest and lively debate on how to best support OA for books’, said Frances upon returning home to the UK.
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The University of Michigan Press ran this project using data from KU and with the KU Research team working alongside.
The study contributes to a better understanding of how Open Access for books may be taken forward in a sustainable manner in the future. Read the Press Release
Report Sponsors: UCL Press, University of Michigan Press, Cornell University Press, University of California Press.
This report is the outcome of research commissioned and funded by four presses. It engages with usage data made available by JSTOR relating to OA books. Read Press Release
The report builds on i.a. 73 in-depth conversations, conducted across eight different countries (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Norway and Austria) to understand current developments among three stakeholder groups: Publishers, Funders and Libraries. The importance of author attitudes, scholarly reward and incentive systems is also raised throughout the study by numerous interviewees. Read more
A little over three years ago, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Library set out to explore what the 'Academic Book of the Future’ might look like, in the context of open access publishing and the digital revolution. A project team including researchers from King's College London and University College London collaborated with academics, libraries, publishers and book-sellers to understand perspectives and pinpoint key developments. Full story
Making access to knowledge more equal has been the driving force behind KU. But, as we all know, getting there is hard and flipping business models into something new and sustainable to achieve lofty goals was never going to be easy. Knowledge Unlatched Research is pleased to be making a small contribution to better understanding how books are used and how in the digital age we can harness the power of knowledge and make it available to all. Full story