LICA Research Seminar: Open Access infrastructures and higher education futures

Wednesday 14 February 2024, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


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Open to

Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

Please join us for this research event where we will hear from Senior Lecturer, Joe Deville, from the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology and the Department of Sociology. He will discuss scholarly publishing and open access infrastructures.

In this presentation, Joe Deville will critically reflect on the work undertaken during the COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) project, and in particular the work of establishing the recently launched Open Book Collective. A key aim of the Open Book Collective is to reconfigure the relations that surround the publishing and circulation of book length scholarship, by providing a new revenue stream for book publishers to fund the publication of their books on an Open Access basis. Drawing on work sitting between sociology, organisation studies, and science and technology studies, Deville will reflect on how bringing together different components of the higher education ecosystem, which often work relatively autonomously, has shed new light on how we might want to understand the political and practical challenges of building different futures for higher education.

Everyone is very welcome to attend. Come along for interesting discussions, Q&A and free refreshments.


Joe Deville

Organisation Work and Technology, Lancaster University

Contact Details

Name Vanessa Longden

Directions to LIC - LICA A05

LICA A05 is located on the ground floor of the LICA building. Turn left as you walk through th entrance and follow the corridor down towards A05.