This presentation by Barbara K. Pope was part of the NISO Two-Part Webinar Serieson Open Access Monographs. Pope offered this as the abstract for her talk:
Johns Hopkins University Press has been conducting a number of experiments in Open Access for books over the past few years in order to benefit from increased usage—serving to meet its mission—and to assess the risk to its financial model. Its director, Barbara Kline Pope, who has a deep history with evidence-based OA models, will report on these experiments, providing some preliminary data and lessons learned. The presentation recognizes the weathered call from publishers, libraries, and scholars for sustainable dissemination and business models for critical scholarly monographs in the humanities and qualitative social sciences.