Open-Access Monograph Publishing and the Origins of the ODSP.doc

This essay explains the background of open-access monograph publishing as developed principally by university presses, often in association with libraries. It begins with discussions at Princeton University Press in the early 1970s about how to deal with the crisis of scholarly monograph publishing and moves on to describe a joint library/press project in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) in the early 1990s. The failure of that project to be funded led the library and press at Penn State to launch a jointly operated Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing in 2005, which supported one of the pioneering programs in open-access monograph publishing. The CIC project, in particular, anticipated the AAU/ARL proposal announced in June 2014 to subvent the publication of first monographs using an open-access model.



Work Title Open-Access Monograph Publishing and the Origins of the ODSP.doc
Open Access
Creators Sanford Gray Thatcher
Version number 1
Keyword Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing (ODSP); CIC; open access; Penn State University Press
License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Work Type Article
Publisher Journal of Scholarly Publishing 46/3 (April 2015): 203-223
Publication Date July 1, 2014
Subject open access monograph publishing
Language English
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Geographic Area University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deposited May 15, 2015 21:19



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