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Libraries and the Future of Publishing - CILIP AGM presentation

  1. 1. / @ubiquitypress Brian Hole, Founder and CEO Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals AGM, 13 November 2013 Libraries and the future of publishing
  2. 2. / @ubiquitypress To return control of publishing to university presses, providing them with the infrastructure and support to not only match but to outcompete the legacy publishers. About Ubiquity Press Background Mission  Spun out of University College London in 2012  Researcher-led  40+ years publishing experience (BioMed Central, PLoS, Elsevier)  Current staff of 8, office in London  Comprehensive approach: journals, books, data
  3. 3. / @ubiquitypress • have broad subject knowledge Libraries and publishing Libraries and librarians • are redefining their roles within research institutions • are a trusted source of publishing advice • have a strong interest in ensuring library funds are efficiently allocated • are well aligned with the values of open access and open scholarship • are focusing more and more on electronic resources and data
  4. 4. / @ubiquitypress Academic publishing is going to change  The UK has mandated open access publishing for all state funded research, EU and US to follow  Academic societies want open access, but worry about losing subscription income  Legacy publishers are unwilling and unable to lower fees, so still very expensive (average charge £2000 per article published)  Universities want their own presses to make publishing more affordable and for prestige (although it is expensive and difficult to match the legacy publishers’ systems) Opportunity Challenges
  5. 5. / @ubiquitypress Addressing the cost barrier
  6. 6. / @ubiquitypress Addressing the cost barrier
  7. 7. / @ubiquitypress Solving the problem for universities
  8. 8. / @ubiquitypress Solving the problem for universities
  9. 9. / @ubiquitypress
  10. 10. / @ubiquitypress For any questions, please contact Ubiquity Press website: Koh, A. 2012. Open Access Ahoy! An Interview with Ubiquity Press. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: More information