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Charleston Conference – Funding of Open Access Books
November 6th, 2010 · by spolanka

Dr. Frances Pinter, Publisher, Bloomsbury Academic presented a new business model for the efficient and effective funding of open access “books.” (Frances presented this at the TOC conference and had an interview with me about the topic earlier in 2010 if you’d like more details.)

Dr. Pinter described her background in publishing and the focus of Bloomsbury Academic on open access publishing.  

What does the academic community still want from publishers?  independent verification of quality, typesetting/editing, variety of formats, etc.  Frances also adds the “Mother-in-law” factor too, every academic wants a print copy of their magnum opus to present to their mother-in-law.

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