Long-Term Preservation and Reusability of Open Access Scholar-Led Press Monographs

  • Miranda Barnes Loughborough University
  • Ross Higman Open Book Publishers
  • Gareth J Cole Loughborough University
  • Rupert Gatti Open Book Publishers
  • Jenny Fry Loughborough University


This brief report outlines some initial findings and challenges identified by the Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project when looking to archive and preserve open access books produced by small, scholar-led presses. This paper is based on the research conducted by Work Package 7 in COPIM, which has a focus on the preservation and archiving of open access monographs in all their complexity, along with any accompanying materials. 

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