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The Open Library of Humanities

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Transcript of The Open Library of Humanities

A collectively funded megajournal and shared infrastructure platform for the humanities
Dr Martin Paul Eve
martin.eve@openlibhums.org
Three Problems
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Researcher Access
Public Access
Re-use
Scholarly Communication Economics are Irrational
Researchers
Publishers
Libraries
Elsevier: 37% profit with “a revenue stream of £2.06 billion and a profit level of £780 million” in 2012
Insufficient funding to provide all researchers with necessary material
Estimated by Research Information Network in 2008 that “the unpaid non-cash costs of peer review undertaken in the main by academics [is] £1.9bn globally each year”
The Public are Denied Access
Increasingly educated populace
$
Institutions have missions to benefit society
The academy (esp. hums) become irrelevant
Restrictive Re-Use Rights: Even Within Academy
Photocopying licenses; even for teaching
Text-mining and derivatives prohibited

Inclusion in Wikipedia and other resources

Community translation
Open Access as the Solution
Tipping point reached
Green looks to succeed
But financial problems remain
Gold a better fix
BUT: Article Processing Charges are unaffordable for many disciplines
Drivers of Financial Problems in Humanities Disciplines:
Prestige and conservative climate
Legacy organizations with pre-OA models
Profit motive ("sustainability")
Any Solution:
Must rapidly gain prestige
Must have a lean operating model
Must address dysfunctional profit
Our Solution
Megajournal / Multijournal / Not-for-profit /
Collectively Funded
Solving Prestige
x120
x100
Journal of X Studies
Journal of X Studies
Overlay Journals
Solving Economics (1)
Current System
$
x1000s
Solving Economics (2)
Library Partnership Subsidy
Large Sums
$
x100s
Small Sums
Library
Library
How Many and How Much?
[250 articles; 12 books]
Number of Libraries
Amount (USD)
1000
900
800
700
600
500
400
350
300
250
200
$350
$388
$437
$500
$583
$700
$875
$1000
$1166
$1400
$1750
How does this compare? (articles only)
# of Libraries
Banded average (USD)
Cost per article
CPA compared to journal A
CPA compared to journal B
400
350
300
250
200
180
160
140
120
100
$462
$528
$616
$740
$925
$1027
$1156
$1321
$1541
$1850
$1.84
$2.11
$2.46
$2.96
$3.70
$4.10
$4.62
$5.28
$6.16
$7.40
-$23.16
-$22.89
-$22.54
-$22.04
-$21.30
-$20.90
-$20.38
-$19.72
-$18.84
-$17.60

-$13.66
-$13.39
-$13.04
-$12.54
-$11.80
-$11.40
-$10.88
-$10.22
-$9.34
-$8.10
Journal A: 46 articles excluding book reviews in 2012 at a cost of £721.91 (£15.60 (~$25) per article)

Journal B: 26 articles excluding book reviews in 2012 at a total cost of £247.45. (£9.51 (~$15.50) per article).
Governance Roles
Monographs
Monographs acknowledged as different
e.g. HEFCE mandate
Higher barriers to entry for new publishers
Open source platform development in infancy
Production toolchain likewise
Different discoverability and value-conferral sites
Open Access and the Open Library of Humanities
What is OA?
Peer-reviewed research
Free to read online
Permission to re-use

Gold: at publisher/source
Green: institutional/subject repo.

Gratis: free to read
Libre: free to re-use
History of OA
1989: Richard Stallman drafts GPL
2002: First Creative Commons license
2002-2003: BBB Statements on OA
2003: First sub-institutional mandate
2003-2013: Exponential increase in green mandates

Scientific drive but hums. present
Informal histories of OA experiment
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