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  1. 1. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Brian Hole EBooks 2013, 9 May 2013 Open Access eBooks and Scholarly Publishing
  2. 2. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  3. 3. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress The Social Contract of Science • Validation • Dissemination • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Publishers • Researchers • Libraries, repositories…
  4. 4. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  5. 5. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress • Many scholarly monographs are overpriced and poorly distributed • “At this price, people will only read the reviews” OA eBooks • Research libraries are increasingly looking to save money • One e copy for multiple students • No lending administration overhead • No shelf space requirements • Many disciplines (e.g. Humanities) are yet to fully benefit from electronic OA publishing because half of their output is in book form
  6. 6. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress DOIs and metrics Smith, M. (ed.) 2013. Archaeological Theory. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: http://dx.doi.net/10.5334/ucl3.s01 Jones, G.R. 2013. Post-processualism. In: Smith, M. (ed.) Archaeological Theory. Pp. 140-169. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: http:// dx.doi.net/10.5334/ucl3.s01c03 Dawkins, R. 2013. Selfish Archaeology. In: Smith, M. (ed.) Archaeological Theory. Pp. 218-231. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: http://dx.doi.net/10.5334/ucl3.s01c04
  7. 7. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress The business model • Low barriers are essential • Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs) of ca. £150 • Print on demand, profits to author or recycled • XML from the start (many formats, content mining, semantic) • Integrated CPC payments for RC-funded authors
  8. 8. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Collaborations • University presses need to work together • Benefit from combined expertise in disciplines, technology, editorial, distribution etc. • Economy of scale
  9. 9. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Metajournal integration
  10. 10. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress All research outputs in one place, intermixable The next step + + + + + = the social contract of science fulfilled
  11. 11. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Links @ubiquitypress brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com http://www.ubiquitypress.com http://www.metajnl.com

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