[MDL] FW: New Open Monograph Investment Opportunity: Lever Press

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Wed Sep 28 12:24:38 EDT 2022


From: lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Sharla Lair
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11:51 AM
To: 'lyroffers at lyralists.lyrasis.org' <lyroffers at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Lyroffers] New Open Monograph Investment Opportunity: Lever Press

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LYRASIS is eager to share the news about a new partnership with Lever Press and invites the library community to support this library-led, open access monograph publishing program.



About Lever Press

Emerging initially from a collaboration between liberal arts college libraries, Lever Press<https://www.leverpress.org/> offers a collaborative solution to Open Access (OA) book publishing. With the participation of more than 50 academic institutions and publishing support from Michigan Publishing, Lever Press produces peer-reviewed, born-digital, OA monographs at no cost to authors.



Lever Press supports:

  *   The publication of innovative, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed research.
  *   Fully OA books with no author fees
  *   Rich-media digital books with simultaneous print editions
  *   Teaching and learning resources as well as scholarly monographs
  *   The creation of cross-institutional library book publishing models



Governance

Participating institutions share in the governance of Lever Press. Library leaders have the opportunity to serve on the Oversight Committee, while faculty from participating institutions are encouraged to sit on the Editorial Board.



The LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team prioritizes initiatives that benefit the communities we serve and believe that we can accomplish more together than alone. The collaborative structure of Lever Press allows institutions to have a voice in the future of scholarly communications and academic publishing regardless of their size or resources.



Pricing

Current IPEDS-Reported Materials Expenditure**

Contribution Rate

Less than $300,000

$500 annually

$300,000 - $499,999

$2,000 annually

$500,000 - $749,999

$4,000 annually

$750,000 - $1,499,999

$6,000 annually

$1,500,000 - $2,999,999

$8,000 annually

$3,000,000 - $5,999,999

$10,000 annually

More than $6,000,000

$12,000 annually

 **Requested contribution rates are based on an institution's most current materials expenditure as reported to IPEDS<https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/InstitutionByName.aspx?goToReportId=6>.



Take Action!

You can find more information on the LYRASIS website<https://www.lyrasis.org/content/Pages/product-details.aspx?pid=70DDC4E6-DB7A-EC11-80F7-00155D0A2732>. If you have questions or want to participate,​ please contact Sharla Lair, sharla.lair at lyrasis.org<mailto:sharla.lair at lyrasis.org>.




Thank you,



Sharla Lair

LYRASIS Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team<https://www.lyrasis.org/about/Pages/content-and-scholarly-communication.aspx>



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