The Open Access Books Network is a space for passionate conversations about OA books. Researchers, publishers, librarians, infrastructure providers — indeed, anyone who is interested — can discuss any aspect of OA books here. This group was begun by members of OAPEN, OPERAS, ScholarLed and SPARC Europe.
————————————————————————————–

DISCUSSION — contribute to any of the discussion threads, or start your own!

EVENTS — add details of any event related to Open Access books (please include a link and a hashtag).

SITE — check out our latest blog posts, and get in touch (info@oabooksnetwork.org) to propose a post on any aspect of OA books.

FROM CORE / FILES — add any publications or documents related to Open Access books.

DOCS — go here for collaborative documents on OA book projects and resources.

CONTACT: info@oabooksnetwork.org

TWITTER: @oabooksnetwork

Header photo by Fallon Michael on Unsplash.

Profile image by Ronald Snijder.

Advancing Open Access in The Netherlands: discussion

2 replies, 2 voices Last updated by  Tom Mosterd 3 months, 1 week ago
  • Author
    Posts
  • #41795

    Agata Morka
    Participant
    @agatamorka

    A brand new take on advancing OA in The Netherlands has just been published: https://zenodo.org/record/4455790#.YBGtRS1Q3s0. The authors reached out to the OABN for comments, so we are kicking off a discussion with first thoughts after having read the text.

     

  • #41796

    Agata Morka
    Participant
    @agatamorka

    Comments on proposed framewrok:

    I think it would be worth thinking a bit more about what kind of OA you want to push for and integrate it with the proposed framework.
    You already have a point about supporting business models other than these based on APCs, but there is no such consideration in the framework itself for books.
    Also, in the spirit of “fair OA”: what kind of publishers you would like to support, are there requirements that they need to adhere to in terms of cost transparency for example?
    These questions could possibly be added to the section “how, where, when”.

    Comments on recommendations for books and book chapters section

    You  point out the following areas that need to be taken into consideration:

    1. discussing how changes in reward and recognition may impact the wish to publish with high status publishers

    2. discussing the acceptance of reuse licenses for books and chapters

    3. whether the Book Processing Charge (BPC) model should actually be the preferred business model for open access books or that – because of the apparent unaffordability of that model – alternative collaborative funding models should be considered.

    Perhaps the question which is also “special” for books are the embargo periods, does it make sense to have longer ones for books?

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  Agata Morka.
  • #41823

    Tom Mosterd
    Participant
    @tommosterd

    Hi, great to see this article which ‘opens up’ the conversation and explores additional steps that could be taken – including books and chapters.

     

    To add to Agata’s comments:

     

    If there is indeed some level of agreement on the limitations and extent to which the Gold OA model, through a ‘Book-Processing-Charge (BPC)’ model, can work on a large-scale for books and chapters, a pilot testing into an alternative, Diamond OA model, could be interesting. Such a pilot and learnings from such a pilot can also be interesting for others, and lower the barriers for establishing an international collaborative funding model for books and chapters.

     

     

Only members can participate in this group's discussions.