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Open Book Publishers, Rupert Gatti

  1. 1. Rupert Gatti Publishing Open Access Monographs
  2. 2. OA publishing: Opportunities • Broader readership • Reader interaction • Multi-media publications • Relating research and primary sources • Reuse of publications • Innovation in research & dissemination
  3. 3. Broader Readership OBP Reader 7,156 Google Books 7,512 Total Online Readers 14,668 Av online readers per 506 OBP Online Readers – April 2013
  4. 4. Reader Interaction Having full text available online enables readers to comment on and add to the work. • OPB Publications: – Ingo Gildenhard - Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1–299 – Ingo Gildenhard - Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86 • Kathleen Fitzpatrick - Planned Obsolescense • Kristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty - Writing History in the Digital Age
  5. 5. Multimedia Publications “Born Digital” research output – incorporating, text, video, audio and web applications. • Digital resources can be linked to and integrated with the ‘publication’ • Allows new ways of presenting research findings • Reader can order/structure content as required
  6. 6. Interacting text, maps and images Incorporating music with textual analysis and more …
  7. 7. Relating research with Primary Resources Digitalisation of primary sources and direct integration with research OBP either hosts or provides links to repositories hosting primary resources and data Providing access to primary sources is an important research output in it’s own right
  8. 8. Reuse Github Wikisource
  9. 9. Challenges • Funding & Sustainable Business Models • Library systems and operations
  10. 10. Business Model • Revenue (£42k) – Sales of printed and digital editions (£31k) – Grants obtained by authors ($11k) • Costs (£41k) • 11 titles published (£3700 per title) operating revenue and costs 0.00 1000.00 2000.00 3000.00 4000.00 5000.00 6000.00 7000.00 8000.00 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Month GBP operating rev operating costs
  11. 11. Alternative Funding Sources Institutional Support University grants Research Centres Partnerships WOLP, IES, CREATe Research Funding Subsidy EU, Wellcome Trust Library Sales OpenEdition Crowdsource Funding Unglue.it Private Foundations/ Development grants Author Publication Charges None
  12. 12. Challenges: Libraries Getting printed editions and ebooks into library catalogues and purchase plans has been one of our biggest difficulties to date Library systems are structured around traditional distribution channels and products, positive efforts are required to facilitate OA publications
  13. 13. Librarian Challenge If you wanted to integrate OA material into your: catalogues eBook platforms eLearning environments how would you do it? Emerging Solutions: Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) OAPEN Library Open Edition

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