[eIFLoa] Fwd: [SOAF] OAPEN has gained funding from the European Commission, and will be seeking partners
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From: Peter Suber <peters at earlham.edu>
Date: 10 Жов 2008 20:13
Subject: [SOAF] OAPEN has gained funding from the European Commission,
and will be seeking partners at the Frankfurt Book Fair
To: SPARC Open Access Forum <SPARC-OAForum at arl.org>
[Forwarding from OAPEN. --Peter Suber.]
*OAPEN has gained funding from the European Commission, and will be seeking
partners at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
*The European Commission has reached agreement with the OAPEN consortium to
fund the OAPEN project with €9000,000 from the *e*Content*plus *Programme.
The project started in September 2008 with a kick off meeting in GÃ¶ttingen.
A Scientific Board has been established and an External Stakeholders Group
is currently being formed.
OAPEN is a 30-month target project to develop and implement an Open Access
(OA) publication model for peer reviewed academic books in the Humanities
and Social Sciences (HSS). The project, which is the first of its kind, aims
to achieve a sustainable European approach to improve the quantity,
visibility and usability of high-quality OA content and foster the creation
of new content by developing future-oriented publishing solutions, including
an online library dedicated to HSS, and new business models.
OAPEN consists of seven scholarly publishers and two Universities in six
European countries (see partner list below) and is coordinated by Amsterdam
University Press. The partners will work closely with stakeholders, such as
authors, research councils, university libraries, policy makers, and
scholarly publishers. The OAPEN consortium welcomes other publishers in the
Humanities and Social Sciences to join OAPENâ€™s network, make use of OA
publications models and to expand the available OA content.
OAPEN will use the latest solutions in Open Access digital publishing,
whilst maintaining traditional publishing services. It will provide
editorial selection, peer-review, copy-editing and formatting, along with
worldwide marketing and distribution of print-on-demand titles. Authors will
retain their copyright and benefit by attracting more readers and gaining
greater peer recognition.
Representatives of OAPEN will be attending the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair,
from October 15th to October 19th. Interested publishers and other
stakeholders can visit the OAPEN stand in Hall 8, Stand C921 or contact one
of the partners.
*Project Manager Eelco Ferwerda, (AUP): 0031 (0)20-420 00 50,
e.ferwerda at aup.nl
*Amsterdam University Press (AUP), The Netherlands
Georg-August-UniversitÃ¤t GÃ¶ttingen/GÃ¶ttingen University Press (UGOE),
Museum Tusculanum Press, Denmark
Manchester University Press (MUP), United Kingdom
Presses Universitaires de Lyon (PUL), France
Firenze University Press (FUP), Italy
University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands
Leiden University (LU), The Netherlands.
Head of Sales and Marketing
Manchester University Press
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