Open Access Books: The Problem of Visibility (Roundtable Discussion)
|January 7, 2015||Posted by admin under Uncategorized||
On Saturday, January 10 from 12:15-1:45pm, Catherine Mardikes (Chicago) will chair a roundtable discussion on “Open Access Books: The Problem of Visibility” in the Napoleon Ballroom of the Sheraton New Orleans. Chuck Jones (ISAW/Penn State), Camilla MacKay (Bryn Mawr), Donald Mastronarde (Berkeley), and Lenny Muellner (Center for Hellenic Studies) will participate in the discussion.
Open access publications rarely receive the treatment that leads to traditional forms of “advertising.”
1. Publishers advertise the book.
2. Bookstores/vendors alert customers/librarians of its availability
3. Libraries create a record for their catalog/OCLC.
4. Indexers, such as APh, add a record in their database.
5. Scholars receive the book as “payment” for their review.
6. LISTERV/blogs post information.
7. Search engines, like Google, index its website.
Only the last two are readily available for an open access book. Until open access books receive the same or similar treatment as a book with a price, they will remain less attractive to authors.