Members of ScholarLed
The aim of the collective is to explore the potential of working together. This includes developing systems and practices that allow presses to provide each other with forms of mutual support, ranging from pooled expertise to shared on- and offline infrastructures. Members of the consortium each retain their distinct identity as publishers, with different audiences, processes, business models and stances towards Open Access. What they share, however, is a commitment to opening up scholarly research to diverse readerships, to resisting the marketization of academic knowledge production, and to working collaboratively rather than in competition.
OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM)
We are key partners in the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project, a major international partnership of researchers, universities, librarians, open access book publishers and infrastructure providers that is building community-owned, open systems and infrastructures to enable open access book publishing to flourish.
COPIM is a three-year project, begun in November 2019, and funded by a £2.2 million grant from Research England and an £800,000 grant from Arcadia Fund.
The project comprises 7 work packages that will develop open, sustainable, and community-governed infrastructures for the curation, dissemination, discovery, and long-term preservation of open access books.
You can stay in touch with developments in COPIM’s work via its website, its comprehensive open documentation site and via Twitter.
Read more about our plans
Members of ScholarLed have written on our blog and elsewhere about the ethos that underlies the consortium and other groups that share our aims and with whom we work.
- Eelco Ferwerda and ScholarLed, ‘“Scaling small: the story behind ScholarLed” – Part 1’, 10 June 2020, https://www.oapen.org/blog/?link=https%3A%2F%2Foapen.hypotheses.org%2F93
- Eelco Ferwerda and ScholarLed, ‘“Scaling small: the story behind ScholarLed” – Part 2’, 10 June 2020, https://oapen.org/blog/?link=https%3A%2F%2Foapen.hypotheses.org%2F99
- Lucy Barnes (University of Cambridge/Open Book Publishers), ‘ScholarLed collaboration: a powerful engine to grow open access publishing’, 26 October 2018, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/10/26/scholarled-collaboration-a-powerful-engine-to-grow-open-access-publishing
- Mafalda Marques (JISC Collections), ‘OA monographs discovery in the library supply chain: draft report and recommendations’, 25 October 2018, https://scholarlycommunications.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2018/10/25/oa-monographs-discovery-in-the-library-supply-chain-draft-report-and-recommendations
- Janneke Adema (Coventry University/Open Humanities Press), ‘One Year Later’, 22 October 2018, http://radicaloa.disruptivemedia.org.uk/one-year-later
ScholarLed members have been developing various resources, tools, and software to support scholar-led publishing. In the spirit of community building we are sharing these here and on Github. Please get in touch if you have any questions about these resources.