Advancing Open Access in IT Law (German)
While the number of online publications of scholarly works within the field of Law is increasing, the number of Open Access publications have always been relatively low compared to other subjects. Books on legal aspects of all kinds of topics concerning digitalization are on the rise throughout all Peter Lang‘s series in Law. Especially in areas like artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic cars, cryptocurrencies, crypto investments, smart contracts, and legal aspects of neuromarketing. There is even more to be expected within the next 3 years.
Why Support Peter Lang IT Law?
Peter Lang will make 30 frontlist titles in IT Law (German language) available Open Access over 3 years.
The KU library crowdfunding model will be used to collect library support for a three-year period.
Peter Lang already showed its commitment by releasing 5 backlist titles in 2018, free of charge to libraries.
The 10 new monographs per year will be selected by a specialized editorial board.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren, Law professor and a former Court of Appeal Judge (Universität Münster)
Prof. Dr. Georgios Gounalakis, Professor of Civil Law, Private International Law, Comparative Law and Media Law (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
Ivo Vogel, Head of Communications for Scholarly Services at the FID Academic Services and Specialised Information Service Law Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Supporting institutions contribute to supporting Open Access in German IT Law and overcoming the reservations against Open Access publishing in the Law discipline.
The end result will be 35 german language titles in IT Law openly available to everyone.
High Quality MARC records will be provided for all titles
Participating Institutions receive Quarterly usage reporting
All titles will be hosted on one central hosting platform
Price per year over a period of 3 years. (Price excl. VAT)
Pledging for this collection is possible until the 30th of April 2019
The price per institution will decrease according to the number of participants.
The „Fachinformationsdienst für internationale und interdisziplinäre Rechtsforderung“ at Berlin State Library has already guaranteed a large contribution, meaning a reduced price per participating library.
20 institutions participate: $2,530 // €2,145 // £1,888
30 institutions participate: $1,690 // €1,430 // £1,260
40 institutions participate: $1,265 // €1,075 // £945