Author: kai

It’s the workflows, stupid! What is required to make ‘offsetting’ work for the open access transition

A recent article by Graham Stone (Jisc) and Kai Geschuhn (MPDL) published in the British library journal UKSG Insights highlights the outcomes of two workshops organized by the Efficiencies and Standards for Article Charges initiative (ESAC) in 2016 und 2017. The paper makes the case for stronger engagement of libraries and consortia when it comes […]

APC – Geschäftsmodell: Praxis und Herausforderungen

Unter dem Titel “Wandel aktiv gestalten: Das Projekt INTACT- Transparente Infrastruktur für Open-Access-Publikationsgebühren” veröffentlict INTACT einen ersten Statusbericht. Der Konferenzbeitrag zur WissKom 2016 beschreibt den Wandel in der Informationsversorgung in Bezug auf Open Access und zeigt die Praxis und die Herausforderungen des APC-Managements an deutschen Einrichtungen sowie auf internationaler Ebene im Kontext von Offsetting auf. […]

Open access offsetting under construction

Since publishers have introduced the hybrid open access option, there is a constant debate on the “double dipping” issue, meaning publishers charging fees for opening up individual articles despite selling the respective journal as part of a subscription bundle. The new offset deals claim to follow a different approach. Here, open access publishing costs were […]

INTACT website launched

In October 2015, the open access infrastructure project INTACT (www.intact-project.org) has started its work. The project website has now been launched. Funded by DFG, INTACT brings together three already existing initiatives which will now collaborate under one roof: i) The Open APC platform at Bielefeld University Library collects cost information for open access article charges […]

ESAC cooperates with the Open APC Initiative and OA Analytics within the INTACT project

In October 2015, the open access infrastructure project INTACT has started its work. Funded by DFG, INTACT brings together three already existing initiatives which will now collaborate under one roof: The Open APC platform at Bielefeld University Library collects cost information for open access article charges from university and research institutions. The constantly growing dataset […]

German science organisations publish position paper on Open Access

A working Group in the priority initiative “Digital Information” of the German Alliance of Science Organisations has recently launched a position paper on Open Access. The paper aims shaping the underlying conditions for the transition of the current subscription based journal market to Open Access. This includes the determination of basic principles such as market […]

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