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COLLABRA: Dan Morgan on Open Access and Adventures in Digital Publishing at UC Press

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When Apr 15, 2015
from 12:10 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 2nd Floor Instruction Room / Shields Library
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Lunch provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

The University of California Press has this year launched an Open Access mega-journal – Collabra – with unique revenue-sharing features, and a modular approach to disciplines and communities within this infrastructure. The journal is not “just another OA journal,” but a new concept aiming to operationally manifest and spread the value donated by the academic and professional research community back to the same community. Collabra is also collaborating (!) and partnering with the best and brightest in digital publishing innovation, to ensure all the latest, relevant scholarly communication developments are present at the journal. Furthermore, Collabra is one of the first products from a brand new digital team at UC Press, which is exploring myriad scholarly publishing innovations. Dan Morgan will discuss the background, development, and execution of Collabra, and illustrate some of the other ideas being explored and discussed at the Press.

Dan Morgan is Digital Science Publisher at the University of California Press, and the Publisher of Collabra. He joined UC Press in June 2014 to focus on mission-driven, not-for-profit, digital initiatives. He has worked in scholarly publishing for over 13 years, in publishing management, research, open access, and strategy roles. All of that time was at a large commercial publisher where he ended up the head of the Psychology and Cognitive Sciences journals department, then Senior Manager for Open Access and other outreach for North America. He is a passionate advocate for open access, open science, and advancing scholarly communication. When he isn’t thinking about Collabra he enjoys playing guitars in bands, films, craft cocktails, thriller novels, and dogs. @djjmorgan

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