A brief saga about open access books
Keywords:Open access, Monographs, Humanities, Social Sciences, Academic books, Research libraries, Research funders, Open infrastructures
Monographs and academic books are increasingly becoming a focus point in the open access debate and policy developments. This article gives a personal account of the rationale behind open access book publishing and open infrastructures for books. It elaborates on the need for collaboration between the actors in the community in order to sustain open access book publishing to the benefit of the scholarly community and the public at large.
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