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NISO Two Part Webinar, Open Access Monographs - What You Need To Know, Part Two - 8.19.20

A 2019 article in The Atlantic observed that the current disruption in scholarly book publishing might result in the Great Sorting, what the author saw as a beneficial “matching of different kinds of scholarly uses with the right media, formats, and locations.” In that context, the second session of this two-part webinar focuses specifically on OA monographs. Which stakeholders are currently delivering them and using them? Which current business models are most likely to represent sustainability for those stakeholders? And, with a population of interested readers of these works that may be far larger than their actual revenues, what can publishers, librarians, vendors, and others do to help drive discovery and usage of high-value OA monographs? Our panel of expert speakers will share their expertise, as well as respond to your questions about OA monographs.
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NISO Webinar

Helping people gain a greater understanding of the information community — our issues and concerns, challenges and opportunities — is core to NISO's mission. Our events are a key element of this, with our popular webinar program at their heart. And, following the NISO/NFAIS merger earlier this year, all NISO members can now attend all 14 webinars in 2020 completely free of charge! This includes an unlimited number of places and full access to a recording of each webinar for anyone who is unable to attend the event itself.
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Barbara K. Pope

Director, Johns Hopkins University Press

Barbara Kline Pope is director of Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP), one of the nation’s largest university presses, annually publishing 150 new books and 97 journals across the life, health, and social sciences, public health, and humanities. At JHUP, she is also responsible for Project MUSE, an innovative aggregation of more than 60,000 books and 670 journals from more than 250 scholarly publishers and for Hopkins Fulfillment Services, serving university presses with print and electronic book distribution, title database services, and sales representation. Prior to her role at JHUP, Barbara was Executive Director for Communications at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Executive Director of the National Academies Press (NAP). There she transformed NAP’s traditional print business model to one that is completely open-access, developed pioneering programs for engaging public audiences with science and engineering, and facilitated more robust research in the field of science communication. She serves on the Advisory Board of TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), is a past president of the Association of American University Presses, and holds an M.S. from the University of Maryland.
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Charles Watkinson

Associate University Librarian and Director, University of Michigan Library / University of Michigan Press

Charles Watkinson is Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2014, Charles was Director of Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services in Purdue Libraries for five years, and Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for five years. He has been a board member of the Association of American University Presses and the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and was an initiator of the Library Publishing Coalition. Twitter Handle: @charleswatkinso
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Frances Pinter

Executive Chair of the Central European University Press and Founder of Knowledge Unlatched

Dr Frances Pinter is the Executive Chair of the Central European University, having previously been CEO of Manchester University Press and Founding Publisher of Bloomsbury Academic. She also set up Knowledge Unlatched. Earlier on she was Publishing Director at the Open Society Institute. She founded Pinter Publishers, that owned Leicester University Press and Belhaven Press. Her contribution to Open Access was acknowledged when receiving the University Press Redux 2018 award.