An interdisciplinary proposal by KU faculty and librarians has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Scholarly Communication Institute. The highly competitive annual “Triangle” Institute at the University of North Carolina accepted five proposals that explore “creative strategies, and [forge] new collaborations, in a spirit of bold and open experimentation in the realm of scholarly communication and publishing.” The theme of this year’s Institute is Incentives, Economics, and Values: Changing the Political Economy of Scholarly Publishing.
The KU Proposal, "Global Voices in Developing a Sustainable, Equitable Open Access Future," coordinated by Ada Emmett, librarian and director of the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, provides an opportunity for the team to examine new and evolving models that attempt to overcome global barriers in open access. By investigating these models and initiatives in detail, and from the perspective of scholars from both underfunded and better funded regions of the globe, the team hopes to identify best practices and principles of an open, global, inclusive and equitable publishing system.
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