Course check: A conversation with three open access publishers about the challenges of sustainability

Course check: A conversation with three open access publishers about the challenges of sustainability Saturday, June 23, 2007 4:00 - 5:30PM Washington, DC

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and ACRL (the Association of College and Research Libraries) today announced that the topic of the upcoming SPARC-ACRL Forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication, to be held during the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, will be “Course check: A conversation with three open access publishers about the challenges of sustainability.”

System-wide innovations that increase access to the results of research and scholarship are a key interest for the library community. Library support for these innovations, which ranges from being deeply engaged to dedicating scarce resources, is built upon the principle of open access – on evidence that open access accelerates the production, dissemination, and benefits of new knowledge, and on an understanding of the paths and business models that can deliver it. It is with this last point in mind that three of the most important and innovative leaders in scholarly publishing have been asked to speak at the next SPARC-ACRL Forum.

NOW AVAILABLE: interviews and analysis exploring in depth the views of three major open access publishers on the challenges of sustainability -- produced in conjunction with the 15th SPARC-ACRL Forum on Emerging Issues in Scholarly Communication, June 23, 2007.

Interviews:

Analysis:

A matrix comparison of the publishers’ views on eleven aspects of maintaining their operations, including: the financial viability of the company; the basis for charging publication fees; new and traditional impact factors; and the role of institutional memberships in the business model. PDF

Introductory Remarks: Alma Swan, Director, Key Perspectives Ltd.

Podcast | 14MB (OGG | MP3) (Music credits) Slides | 88KB

Mark Patterson, Director of Publishing, Public Library of Science

Podcast | 24MB (OGG | MP3) (Music credits) Slides | 11.1MB

Bryan Vickery, Deputy Publisher, BioMed Central and Editorial Director, Chemistry Central

Podcast | 21MB (OGG | MP3) (Music credits) Slides | File size: 4.2MB

Paul Peters, Head of Business Development, Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Podcast | 32MB (OGG | MP3) (Music credits) Slides | File size: 1.4MB

Question and Answer Period Podcast | 22MB (OGG | MP3)

Music credits:

Intro Artist: cdk Title: Hangin' with Vic License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Linkback: http://ccmixter.org/media/files/cdk/10090

Outro Artist: Arcadian Burn Title: spacewalking License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Linkback: http://ccmixter.org/media/files/tachyon869/10083

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