Experimentation in the Open Access Monograph Market: Black Press in America, a New Aggregation

Sponsored by Project Muse

Recorded on 04/16/2018
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 36

Sayeed Choudhury of Johns Hopkins’ Sheridan Libraries details the collaboration between the library, JHU Press, MUSE Open, and the Black Press Research Collective. Together they are producing a “new aggregation” that connects primary sources and peer-reviewed scholarship across multiple platforms. Learn how that collaboration came about and why bringing in researchers’ voices was so important to shaping the publication strategy.

Black Press in America represents a collaborative strategy for publishing that respects the needs of researchers and leverages the strengths of libraries, university presses and aggregators. Learn about it and how similar projects may shape open publication.


About the guests:

Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. He also serves on the National Museum and Library Services board.

Wendy Queen is the Director of Project MUSE, and served as Deputy Director of MUSE beginning in 2014, prior to which she held progressive responsibilities at Johns Hopkins University Press, including Associate Director, Publishing Technologies. Wendy’s many activities in the scholarly publishing community include involvement in the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). She has served on the COUNTER Board for over ten years, and is also a member of the North American Steering Group of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).


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About the Music:
The intro and outro music in The Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).