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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Victor Nnadozie deposited Alternative pathways to universal basic education : through the lens of Almajiri nomadic schooling in northern Nigeria in the group Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 2 weeks ago
Sedentary pathways to organise teaching and learning in fixed-abode classrooms remain a dominant formal schooling practice. This is in contrast to nomadic pathways, which see teachers and/or learners engaged in a form of mobility whilst teaching/learning outside permanent sedentary settings. In northern Nigeria, not all children participating in…[Read more]
Session five: Voices from the Open Access Books Community – Rights Retention and Licensing
The video recording of the main session is here: https://youtu.be/yzhrFPvoITg
- The chat from the meeting is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1utEvB1q0DxGxW86EcE07ijPmaeDWC80C0fpNE4eQfXg/edit?usp=sharing
- Breakout 1: https…
Session four: Voices from the Open Access Books Community – Discoverability and Metadata
The video recording of the main session is here: https://youtu.be/p7daWftSlLs
- The chat from the meeting is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wkfLoVBSzdyBAiBEe-dLhWzjrzkY0VWf5cDqQxIiPw0/edit?usp=sharing
- Breakout 1: https:/…
Hi everyone, I’d like to share an exciting development for our Open Infrastructures in the U.S. (the Directory of Open Acccess Books (DOAB) and OAPEN).
Earlier this week we announced a Collective-Action agreement between DOAB, OAPEN and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), becoming a part of the BTAA member libraries’ “strategic portfolio of…[Read more]
Open Position: Libraries Outreach Associate at Punctum Books. Closing date May 31.
Session three: Voices from the Open Access Books Community – Green OA for Books
The video recording of the main session is here: https://youtu.be/DBaNh1nBBiQ
- The chat from the meeting is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sOdSXAZU4WvmnDXrQDLDm4oNPXJpxSfShy9yg8d10Sg/edit?usp=sharing
- Breakout 1: https://drive.go…
On April 7th, OPERAS and OASPA organised a workshop on ‘Innovative business models for open access book publishing – six approaches in Europe’. These six approaches were all applied to small or medium-sized academic book publishers and may be relevant for any small or medium-sized publisher interested in OA book publishing.
A short report, along…[Read more]
Open access books usually take a Creative Commons (CC) licence which permits authors to retain copyright, whilst allowing readers to redistribute, re-use and adapt the content in new works under the terms of whichever licence is applied.
Which particular licence is deemed suitable for an open access book can differ depending on the preference and…[Read more]
Session two: Voices from the Open Access Books Community – Quality Assurance and Transparency
The video recording of the main session is here: https://youtu.be/ooFGnKcdAQg
- The chat from the meeting is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NURw-KjT-zQZ1VAmSrghB02jF5JIPD5VD4dKqz5smyo/edit?usp=sharing
- Breakout 1…
Lucy Barnes edited the post boOkmArks: Open Conversations about Open Access Books in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
boOkmArks is a series of events related to OA books. This page contains information about the series, including forthcoming talks and an archive of all our past events.
Our boOkmArks schedule will slow down from March – May 2021 (although there may…[Read more]
Lucy Barnes replied to the topic bOokmArks events – Open Conversations about Open Access Books in the discussion Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
Just re-upping this post about the COPIM WP5 Product Manager for Open Medatada System (Full-time or Part-time) @ Open Book Publishers, which closes on FRIDAY https://copim.pubpub.org/pub/open-position-product-manager-ft-or-pt/
Lucy Barnes replied to the topic bOokmArks events – Open Conversations about Open Access Books in the discussion Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi all, We’re delighted to share details of the launch of Dr Rethabile Possa-Mogoera’s Dikeledi Ha Di Wele Fatshe, the first indigenous-language book to be published on the new continental platform for Open Access research in Africa. This launch was mentioned at our recent event with Reggie Raju & Jill Claasson about the platform.
The book will…[Read more]
Thanks, Sebastian – I’m afraid I don’t have access to MIT’s Zotero group, but happy to say that COPIM’s Work Package 3 team (Izabella Penier, Tom Grady (@scholtom) and Martin Eve) have made references from their report available in COPIM’s Zotero group – the WP3-specific Revenue Models collection is available at
New on Knowledge Futures Groups’ Commonplace: Open Knowledge Infrastructures in Times of the Pandemic. https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.44d61468
(a reflective piece including some lessons that we’ve learned during the first year of COPIM)
Open Position: COPIM WP5 Product Manager for Open Medatada System (Full-time or Part-time) @ Open Book Publishers. Application deadline: April 15, 2021.
Session one: Voices from the Open Access Books Community – Scope
The video recording of the main session is here: https://youtu.be/iFeZTRhbKpk
- The chat from the meeting is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wsILEU7FcnkZnUafdUIN4WUoT8syPPYNmPDT0Hcv4xs/edit?usp=sharing
The overview of current OA books funder policies that we…[Read more]
What should a Plan S for books look like? This is a question we’ve been thinking about at the Open Access Books Network (OABN) — and we want to hear from as many members of the OA books community as possible as we seek to answer it.
Open Position: COPIM Research Associate in Archiving and Preserving Open Access Books @ Loughborough University
I would like to invite you to participate in a short 8-10 minute survey on citizen science funding in the SSH, part of the Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues (COESO) project.
The survey is on citizen science funding in the SSH and the results will help the COESO project in identifying funding needs for different types of…[Read more]
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