2021 TOME Stakeholders Meeting

The 2021 TOME Annual Meeting will take place virtually on October 28, 2021. TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem) is an initiative to advance the wide dissemination of scholarship by humanities and humanistic social sciences faculty members through open editions of peer-reviewed and professionally edited monographs.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. eastern | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time

Location: online



2021 TOME Stakeholders Meeting Slides


Welcome to the 2021 meeting of TOME, a five-year pilot initiative of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of University Presses (AUPresses). The meeting, held via Zoom, is open to the public.

Introductions (1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. ET)

Roundtable Discussion: “Assessing the Open Access Book Landscape in 2021: Where Do We Go from Here?” (1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m.)

As the TOME pilot enters its fifth and final year, the OA book publishing landscape in North America looks much different than it did in 2018. Initiatives such as MIT Press’s “Direct to Open” and University of Michigan Press’s “Fund to Mission” have set forth new business models. Meanwhile, the infrastructure for collecting, reporting, and analyzing usage data for OA books has advanced considerably thanks to multiple efforts including the OAeBU pilot project. This roundtable brings together an exceptional group of representatives from across the OA book landscape to reflect on the progress that has been made to date and look forward to a future in which OA monograph publishing is both sustainable and integrated into the broader scholarly communication system. Confirmed participants:

  • Christina Drummond (Open Access eBook Usage Data Trust)
  • Emily Farrell (MIT Press)
  • Celeste Feather (LYRASIS)
  • Jeff Pooley (mediastudies.press)
  • Wendy Queen (Project MUSE)
  • Niels Stern and Ronald Snijder (OAPEN)
  • Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Press)

Wrap-Up (2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.)


October 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Get Involved

If you are an author, publisher, librarian, or administrator, we want to hear from you. Use this form to send your comments, questions, or suggestions to Peter Potter, ARL visiting program officer for TOME.