26 Oct 2023
16:00  - 17:00

online via zoom


Infrastructure for Diamond Open Access: From Library Publishing to the Foundation of a University Press (online)

While a number of Swiss HEI have been hosting some e-journals and even some e-books, these activities have remained on a small scale, and not even one institution has, so far, set up their own university press. We will look at what led Scottish HEIs to jointly launch Scottish Universities Press, what its organisational structures are, how it operates, and what vision its founders have. What does a university press offer that goes beyond library publishing? What are the advantages for scholars and for institutions? How does Open Access publishing via the university press of one’s own institution compare to publishing with a commercial publisher for a Book Processing Charge? After the presentation the audience will be invited to discuss if and how SUP could be a blueprint for Switzerland.

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