Recording of session from Open Access Week 2023: Supporting the transformation of academic publishing: The Library Open Scholarship Fund
Recording of the following session which took place on 27 October 2023 as part of Open Access Week at the University of Sheffield:
Supporting the transformation of academic publishing: The Library Open Scholarship Fund
Speakers (all from University of Sheffield):
Peter Barr, Head of Content & Collections
Arantza Barrutia, National Fairground and Circus Archive Collections Manager
Helen Moore, Faculty Librarian for Engineering and Science
The University Library expresses a desire in its Comprehensive Content Strategy to effect a transformation in academic publishing and scholarly communication. To support this, it established its Open Scholarship Fund in 2021.
Much of the conversation around the transition to Open Access publishing has centred on large 'read-and-publish' deals signed with major academic publishers. As they look to incorporate existing library subscription spend, they have also had a significant effect on academic library budgets. However, their role in bringing about a true transformation in publishing has been pragmatic, limited and much criticised. The Open Scholarship Fund is the Library's attempt to go beyond this and is used to support innovative, community-owned and scholar-led publishing initiatives alongside local projects aimed at opening up research and educational practice.
- There is no personal data or any that requires ethical approval
- The data complies with the institution and funders' policies on access and sharing
Sharing and access restrictions
- The data can be shared openly
- The file formats are open or commonly used
Methodology, headings and units
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