[Oa-italia] Fwd: Call for submissions for the Brill/IFLA Open Access award

Maria Cassella maria.cassella a gmail.com
Mer 16 Gen 2013 12:10:59 CET

Notizie dall'IFLA: in collaborazione con Brill.

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Subject: Call for submissions for the Brill/IFLA Open Access award
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From: Ann Okerson <aokerson a gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:27:14 -0500

From: Stuart Hamilton <Stuart.Hamilton a ifla.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Call for submissions for the Brill/IFLA Open Access award

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 15 January 2013

Brill and IFLA are pleased to announce the new Brill/IFLA Open Access award.

The IFLA/Brill Open Access award is created to reward initiatives that
facilitate and/or promote Open Access Scholarly Monographs in the
humanities or social sciences. This is in line with IFLA’s stated
position on Open Access, which aims to promote open access across its
membership. This is also in line with Brill’s open access policy
<http://www.brill.com/open-access-policy>. “Open Access” in the
context of this award refers 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

The award will be given to the person/institute behind the 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

The prize consists of:

* Cash prize (€ 1000)

* ILFA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2013 registration (€

* Travel to and accommodation to the IFLA WLIC in Singapore (up to a
maximum of € 1500)

* The winner will be invited to attend Singapore in person, or may
identify a person to collect the prize on their behalf.

* The winner is responsible for registering for the congress, and
booking own travel and accommodation. Reimbursement of costs will be
arranged between the winner and the Brill/IFLA contact persons.

The following groups are eligible:

* Initiatives that facilitate and/or promote Open Access scholarly
monographs such as projects or organisations

* Individuals who have authored, facilitated or promoted Open Access
scholarly monographs

Nominees can be suggested by the owners of the project, but also by
third parties, e.g. by authors, who published their monograph in the
framework of the OA initiative.

Application procedure:  Applications should be submitted to the
identified contact person below. They should include a text of max 1
A4 page which contains:

* An explanation of how far the proposed initiative facilitates and/or
promotes Open Access Scholarly Monographs.

* Name and contact details of nominated project

* Name and contact details of nominator (if different)

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2013

Decision communicated to winner on: 31 May 2013

Applications to be sent to:
stuart.hamilton a ifla.org<mailto:stuart.hamilton a ifla.org>

About IFLA (<http://www.ifla.org/>)

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
(IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of
library and information services and their users. It is the global
voice of the library and information profession.

Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international
conference, IFLA celebrated its 75th
birthday<http://www.ifla.org/history> at its annual conference in
Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. IFLA has over 1500 Members in approximately
150 countries around the world. The Royal Library, the national
library of the Netherlands <http://www.kb.nl/>, in The Hague,
generously provides the facilities for the IFLA headquarters.

About Brill (<http://www.brill.com>)

Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading
international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East
and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical
Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and
History of War studies, Biblical and Religious Studies, Slavic
Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, Human Rights and Public
International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston, BRILL today
publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and
reference works each year. All publications are available in both
print and electronic form. BRILL also markets a large number of
research collections and databases with primary source material. The
company’s key customers are academic and research institutions,
libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and is
listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

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