Library Support for OA Books: the Southern European Perspective

The outcome of this workshop will be the establishment of a working group for (a) the long-term development of a consortial library funding platform, and (b) the identification and fostering of library-publisher experiments and projects that em- phasise horizontal and cooperative knowledge-sharing between stakeholders (e.g. librarians, publishers, and researchers).

The workshop will be co-hosted by COPIM and OPERAS-P projects.

COPIM (Community-Led Open Publishing Infrastructures for Monographs) is a 3-year project funded by Research England and Arcadia, that will develop and build the critical underlying modular components to support the sustainable publication of open access (OA) books, including infrastructures, business models, governance procedures, re-use strategies, preservation structures, and outreach programs.

OPERAS-P project supports the OPERAS Research Infrastructure by furthering the de- velopment of the infrastructure in view of achieving the necessary scientific, technical and community maturity.