Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (Copim)

Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (Copim)

Organization
Jisc ,
Loughborough University ,
Lancaster University ,
Coventry University ,
Open Book Collective ,
Birkbeck, University of London ,
Directory of Open Access Books ,
Trinity College, University of Cambridge ,
Open Book Publishers ,
punctum books ,
Thoth Open Metadata

This collection serves as a hub for the variety of outputs (reports, deliverables, presentations, etc) generated by the Copim community in the context of both the initial COPIM project (November 2019 - April 2023), and its successor, the Open Book Futures project (May 2023 - April 2026).

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Copim (originally Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) is an international partnership and community of researchers, universities, librarians, open access book publishers and infrastructure providers. It is building community-owned, open systems and infrastructures to enable open access book publishing to flourish.

The landscape of open access book publishing stands at a crossroads: one avenue leads to the monopolisation of open access book publishing by commercial publishers and for-profit intermediaries while the other opens up a more diverse, scholar-led, community-owned, and not-for-profit publishing ecosystem.

Copim is a community dedicated towards supporting these second sets of possibility. It does so by delivering major improvements in the infrastructures used by open access book publishers and those publishers making a transition to open access books. COPIM's innovations will enable more productive collaborations between people (including librarians, publishers, and researchers) in the open access landscape and expand opportunities to develop the skills necessary to run open access publishing operations.

 

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Community-led Open Publishing Infrastructures for Monographs is supported by the Research England Development (RED) Fund, and Arcadia.

 

Awards

Research England
Arcadia Fund