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.
Read the rest of the post online: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/?p=1696
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.