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Is there a list of Open Monograph schemes?

2 replies, 1 voice Last updated by Lucy Barnes 1 week, 1 day ago
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      David Watson
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      @davidwatson

      There’s now a fair number of different Open Monograph schemes, running different models or variations of models – and new schemes keep launching, ie ‘Path to Open‘ that just launched. This is great, but does mean it’s difficult to keep track of what the current OA monograph landscape looks like.

      Is there anywhere a list of these different schemes?

    • #64837

      John Sherer
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      @jsherer

      Peter Suber created the OA Tracking Project

      If you search by tags of business models, you get a pretty good list (including the new Path to Open)

      http://tagteam.harvard.edu/hubs/oatp/tag/oa.business_models

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by John Sherer.
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      Lucy Barnes
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      @lucybarnes

      Hi David, excellent question! John makes a great suggestion with OATP, which is really useful in keeping up with new announcements and current developments. The difficulty with any online list is keeping it up to date — as you note, there are a lot of new initiatives like Path To Open launching at the moment. My colleague Tom Grady and I recently published a two-part blog post talking about how librarians can assess and categorise these models. It includes links to various lists that others have put together, and offers a way of grouping the different models into types (borrowed from Sharla Lair of LYRASIS) which can help to get your head around the landscape. Teaming that categorisation approach with a source for alerts about new models (such as OATP) might be the way to go.

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