About

We are a group of learned societies, journals and public interest organisations that have come together to research viable and sustainable open access alternatives to the existing ecology of scholarly publishing dominated and controlled by commercial presses.

We are keen to explore cooperative scenarios that may bring together societies, libraries, universities, editors and publishers in a project that proves sustainable and rewarding to all.

LIBRARIA was born in February 2015 and includes to this day the following members:

In addition the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has partnered with LIBRARIA to help us model financial and business scenarios for our project.

We are also delighted to have the following organizations join the project as “observers”:

If you think our vision for a cooperative alternative to open access publishing is something that might suit the needs of your organisation, please get in touch with us at: librariaoa@gmail.com