2012 Free, But Not Easy

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This panel will address some of the key issues surrounding Open Access and other efforts to make scholarly and textbook content more freely available, including business models for sustainability. What role can open access play in the overall UP world now? Does it differ between disciplines, and why? What can we expect from the future in this regard, and what ramifications will it have for university presses? The panel will explore three models of Open Access. Barbara Kline-Pope will discuss the first year of all Open Access at NAP; David Harris of Connexions/Open Stax College will discuss seed funding and development for OA textbooks, and Meredith Morris-Babb will discuss UPF's hybrid model of print/Open for monographs. Q&A to follow with an update on the University Press Open Access Collective.

Chairs: Meredith Morris-Babb, Director, University Press of Florida

David Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Connexions, Rice University

Barbara Kline Pope, Director, National Academies Press

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