Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM): About

Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) transforms Open Access (OA) book publishing by delivering major improvements in the infrastructures used by OA book publishers and those publishers making a transition to OA books. COPIM’s innovations will enable more productive collaborations between stakeholders (including librarians, publishers, and researchers) in the OA landscape and expand opportunities to develop the skills necessary to run OA publishing operations.

COPIM is a strategic international partnership led by Coventry University consisting of world-class universities (Birkbeck University, Lancaster University and Trinity College, Cambridge), established scholar-led open access (OA) presses (represented through the ScholarLed consortium, which consists of Open Book Publishers, punctum books, Open Humanities Press, Mattering Press, and meson press), libraries (UCSB Library, Loughborough University Library) and infrastructure providers (DOAB, Jisc Collections).

As part of seven connected Work packages, COPIM will work on 1) integrated capacity-building amongst presses; 2) access to and development of consortial, institutional, and other funding channels; 3) development and piloting of appropriate business models; 4) cost reductions achieved by economies of scale; 5) mutually supportive governance models; 6) integration into library, repository, and digital learning environments; 7) the re-use of and experimentation with OA books; 8) the effective and robust archiving of OA content; and 9) knowledge transfer to stakeholders through various pilots.

For more, see: https://copim.pubpub.org/workpackages

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