The Costing Tool consists of an Excel workbook, where publishers can enter their data, and see the results by title or in the aggregate. The accompanying User’s Guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to gather the information needed, and includes a facilitation guide for organizations that wish to engage staff members in the process.
The [AUPresses] Digital Monograph Costing Tool was created by Nancy Maron and Kim Schmelzinger, co-authors of the February 2016 Ithaka S+R study, “The Costs of Publishing Scholarly Monographs,” on which the tool is based. A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported the creation of the tool and accompanying documentation.
AUPresses Members can find a recorded presentation of how to implement the costing tool via our Business Tools & Resources site.
The Tool authors welcome feedback from early adopters:
Nancy Maron, nancy [AT] blueskytoblueprint.com
Kimberly Schmelzinger, kms.publisher.services [AT] gmail.com
To share adaptations of the tool with the community, please contact Brenna McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(c) 2016 by the Association of University Presses. The Digital Monograph Costing Tool and User’s Guide is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.