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National Acquisitions Group Seminar 2023

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic Lecture/ Debate/Seminar


Panel: Sustainable futures for OA book publishing: Sheffield, St. Andrews and the Open Book Collective. Judith Fathallah, Research and Outreach Associate/Research Fellow, Lancaster University/Coventry University @JudithFathallah Kyle Brady, Peter Barr, Head of Content & Collections, University of Sheffield, @tweeterBarr This hour-long session addresses the challenges and opportunities of funding and supporting sustainable Open Access books in libraries. Peter Barr, Head of Content and Collections at the University of Sheffield will discuss some of the challenges involved in creating sustainable processes and decision making to support OA book publishing (and other open infrastructure). He will outline how Sheffield has created an Open Scholarship fund to support community-led publishing initiatives from its existing library content budget and how this has been justified at institutional level. Kyle Brady, Scholarly Communications Manager from the University of St Andrews will discuss how he has managed advocacy, outreach and communication regarding supporting sustainable OA initiatives and opportunities to promote open research. He will discuss securing agreements to support publishers aligned with institutional objectives, and demonstrating and evidencing these decisions. He will also discuss the ways in which the Open Access team as St Andrews raises awareness of values-based OA publishers, builds trust in new initiatives, and educates academics on the benefits of OA publishing, on an individual level as well as institutional and societal

External organisation (Academic)

NameNational Acquisitions Group
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom