Motivations for the OLH model
University of Manchester. 17th February 2017.
Professor Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London
Problem 1: Researcher access conditioned by assessment
The Symbolic Economy Maps onto the Real Economy
Problem 2: Public access
- Increasingly educated populace
- Institutional missions to benefit society
- The academy becomes irrelevant
- Especially the humanities
Problem 3: Restrictive Re-Use Rights
- Photocopying licenses
- Text mining/derivatives prohibited
- Inclusion in Wikipedia and other resources
- Community translation
- Third-party re-use rights
Open Access (OA)
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- Peer-reviewed research
- Free to read online
- Permission to re-use
- Gold: at publisher/source
- Green: institutional/subject repository
- Gratis: free to read
- Libre: free to re-use
But APCs problematic for the humanities and some other disciplines
Megajournal / Multijournal / Not-for-profit / Collectively Funded
Planning since 2013
Support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- $90,000 planning grant
- University of Lincoln, UK, 2014-2015
- $741,000 sustainability grant
- Birkbeck, University of London, UK, 2015-2018
The Subscription Model as it Exists
The OLH Library Partnership Subsidy Model
>220 Libraries Financially Supporting the OLH
18 Journals on or Supported by the Platform (909 articles in first year)
Cost per institution per article: around $1.10 per institution per article. Target of 300+ libraries by end of year three.
118,686 unique readers. Average of 131 readers per article. $0.008 per institution per reader.
Ongoing Project to "Flip" Subscription Journals
Six additional journals joining in January 2017
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