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Revolution by 1000 cuts: University Presses are the Future of Publishing

  1. 1. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress Revolution by 1000 cuts: University Presses are the Future of Publishing Uni Press Redux conference Liverpool, 17th March 2016
  2. 2. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress Why are university presses the future? How do we construct this future?
  3. 3. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress University presses represent a much more effective way of doing things • We are closer to researchers • We are more innovative • We are closely tied to the goals of libraries and universities
  4. 4. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  5. 5. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress The future is not what legacy publishers want it to be • it’s more than books and journals • It’s open science • It’s all forms of communication • It’s unrestricted and collaborative
  6. 6. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress The future is not what legacy publishers want it to be • It’s truly global, not a north-south hierarchy • It’s open science • It’s philanthropic, because that’s what science and open access are • It’s cost-effective and efficient
  7. 7. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress Source: Washington Post, May 7 2013 / Imgur: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/05/07/map-more- than-half-of-humanity-lives-within-this-circle/
  8. 8. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress Source: Nature News, 20 April 2011, DOI: 10.1038/472276a
  9. 9. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  10. 10. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress How do we construct this future?
  11. 11. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress • Fully sustainable with BPCs • Average HSS BPC is £3800 • Some books recovering costs Books
  12. 12. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  13. 13. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  14. 14. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress Journals: transparent pricing, standard APC £300
  15. 15. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  16. 16. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  17. 17. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  18. 18. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  19. 19. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
  20. 20. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com | @ubiquitypress
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Editor's Notes

  • they represent a new and better way of doing things (not just because we want to hurt legacy publishers)
    Closer to researchers
    More innovation
    Closer to libraries and the actual goals of universities
  • Economy of scale
    Network-wide ‘big deal’ – or at least a cheap OA version.
    Cascading content
    Shared user base
    Shared voice in advocacy and counter-lobbying
    Steering board
  • Revolution by 1000 ducks.
    We can migrate scholarly publishing to the future it ought to have together.
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