The Open Access Books Network is a space for passionate conversations about OA books. Researchers, publishers, librarians, infrastructure providers — indeed, anyone who is interested — can discuss any aspect of OA books here. This group was begun by members of OAPEN, OPERAS, ScholarLed and SPARC Europe.
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LIVE LIST: OA-books-related projects

***This is a list of OA-books-related projects/initiatives and organisations.  The list is a living document and will be updated as new projects emerge. Feel free to add relevant projects (with  a link and a short description) to it! The projects are organised in alphabetical order. ***

 

COPIM Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs

Overview

COPIM is an international partnership of researchers, universities, librarians, open access book publishers and infrastructure providers. It is building community-owned, open systems and infrastructures to enable open access book publishing to flourish.

 

DOAB Directory of Open Access Books

Overview

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

 

OAPEN

Overview

OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. We work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books and provide services for publishers, libraries, and research funders in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

 

OPERAS

Overview

OPERAS is the European research Infrastructure for the development of open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities. It gathers 40 organisations from 16 countries and is led by a 9 member core group.

 

SCOSS

Overview

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is a network of influential organisations committed to helping secure OA and OS infrastructure well into the future. Officially formed in early 2017, SCOSS’s purpose is to provide a new co-ordinated cost-sharing framework that will ultimately enable the broader OA and OS community to support the non-commercial services on which it depends.

 

ScholarLed

Overview

ScholarLed is a consortium of five scholar-led, not-for-profit, open access book publishers that was formed in 2018. Individually we comprise Mattering Press, meson press, Open Book Publishers, Open Humanities Press, and punctum books, and collectively we are seeking to develop powerful, practical ways for small-scale, scholar-led Open Access presses to grow and flourish in a publishing landscape that is changing rapidly. We want to make sure that change is for the better.

 

SPARC Europe

Overview

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Europe is a Dutch not-for-profit foundation comprised of a diverse body of academic institutions, library consortia, funding bodies, research institutes and some publishers, among others; all committed to delivering on the promise of open access and open science. SPARC Europe is one of Europe’s key and long-standing voices advocating for unfettered access to research and data — for the academic community; for the whole of society. We actively pursue opportunities to partner and collaborate with many of the organisations working to advance and deliver OA — from LIBER to IFLA, EUA to Science Europe. Our network is broad and expanding.

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