Author: Caroline Mackay
In a little more than 18 months, the new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) open access (OA) policy for monographs, book chapters and edited collections will take effect. Jisc is considering the implications for this policy and how to support the sector through this in an affordable way. Institutions and libraries can play an active role in preparing for and implementing this new policy. At the University of Sussex, for example, the library has been supporting community-led OA initiatives for a while now. To foster the continuation of the rich and varied book landscape through biblio-diversity and to provide a viable alternative to the BPC model, Jisc aims to make more community funding OA monograph agreements available from further scholar led, new and traditional university and commercial presses over the coming months.
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