Brill and IFLA announce new OA prize

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Brill and IFLA have announced the new Brill/IFLA Open Access award. The award will reward initiatives that facilitate and/or promote open-access scholarly monographs in the humanities or social sciences. “Open access” in the context of this award is said to refer to any structural publication model where the reader does not have to pay a fee to access the leading version of a monograph and where the content is made available without embargo.

According to Brill and IFLA, the award will be given to a person or institute behind an initiative in recognition of outstanding work and effort in facilitating, promoting, advocating, raising awareness in regard to and/or disseminating open-access scholarly monographs published with an open licence.

The prize consists of: a cash prize (€ 1000), registration to ILFA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2013, and travel to and accommodation to the IFLA WLIC in Singapore (up to a maximum of € 1500). The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2013.