May 16 2022 - 14:00
About the Event
At KU Leuven we believe that it is essential to apply library budgets to foster a greater diversity in the market of academic publishing. With this purpose in mind we have founded the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access, which is exclusively devoted to stimulating the development of non-profit and community-led publishers, infrastructures and initiatives. During this presentation I will share some insights about the operation of such a fund, the type of open scholarship infrastructures and OA programmes we support, and explain our decision to cease financing article processing charges, even in a Fair OA business model.
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Process manager research and open scholarship at KU Leuven Libraries
Laura Mesotten works as Process Manager Research and Open Scholarship at KU Leuven Libraries Artes. Laura’s job focus is on scholarly communication and open scholarship. She is also strongly committed to promoting a cost-effective and sustainable implementation of Open Access, which offers an alternative for the for-profit publishing model and puts the academic community back in the driver’s seat. Together with Demmy Verbeke, she is responsible for the management of the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access.
- Learn more about the practical operation of a Fair Open Access fund
- Understand why supporting non-profit OA business models results in a more equitable and scalable implementation of OA
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Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required (apart from basic knowledge about Open Access publishing)
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