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Stephen Downes

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The book - or as a university press (UP) like to call them, a monograph - is the last bastion of closed access publishing. I cannot count how many times I've encountered a potentially useful source, only to find it has been locked out of sight in book form. As the authors of this article note, only a tiny percentage of monographs is published as open access. They call for this to change. "With a knowledge equity mindset, we want to ensure that our collection dollars have the greatest impact possible. Simply put, if we are going to spend funds on monographs, we want to maximize our spending's global impact and equity through OA." Hear hear!

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