The Future of the Open Book: The Scholarly Monograph in a Time of Transition

Monday, October 21, 2019
2 pm–4 pm
Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center


Laura Bowering Mullen

Please join in a panel presentation and discussion for International Open Access Week entitled “The Future of the Open Book: The Scholarly Monograph in a Time of Transition."  Held at Alexander Library, 4th Floor, College Avenue, New Brunswick on October 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., this program features Micah Kleit (Rutgers University Press), Mary Al-Sayed (Palgrave Macmillan) and Jeffrey Carroll (Rutgers University Libraries) as they share their views on challenges and opportunities in open access for scholarly monographs. Many authors wish to open up their books to a global readership and have chosen to publish them in open access formats. Do commercial publishers and university presses provide open access options, and what does that cost? Does an open access monograph have more research impact than a traditionally published scholarly book, and does the editorial process differ? Do libraries make available open access monographs if they are already available from Google, and how do libraries engage in this space? In this panel, targeted mainly at faculty and students in the social sciences and humanities, the university press, commercial publisher, and library perspectives will be presented, followed by open discussion.

Alexander Library
Scholarly Communication Center