Reading 'The Paradox of Open' ... 


... Now, this is exactly why I believe the work happening in COPIM to make the Open Book Collective (OBC) become reality is so important:
Not only does the OBC focus on making academic books available in an open way, it seeks to establish alternative support mechanisms for publishing differently, via community-owned and values-led socio-technical infrastructures.

See the intro post to the OBC's organisational model, which has been collaboratively penned by Eileen Joy, @openreflections and Team COPIM at:

Joy & Adema (2022). Open Book Collective: A Model for Open Community-led Governance. Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM).

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Having moved over to yesterday, I believe it's time for a proper 👋🏽

Hi, I'm Toby, and am currently working as project manager on the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project. With a background in Cultural and Media Studies (MA in Television Studies), I am interested in exploring practices in their many facets - currently with a focus on scholar-and community-led for the Humanities and Social Sciences 📚

For the last thirteen years, I've worked in projects that sought to foster uptake of and practices, tools for teaching and learning, and in more general terms and in a variety of configurations.

From 2012-2018/9, I did a part-time PhD thesis project on Television and Cultural Memory, but eventually decided to step away because things got too complicated ...