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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In this podcast episode, Matthew Ismail talks to immunologist Ewoud Compeer of the University of Oxford about the reproducibility crisis and how Open Science and Open Access can help to enhance the reproducibility of scientific research:…[Read more]
Hi Philippa, I’d be happy to discuss this — at OBP we have been approached by people interested in translating our OA books and I could talk through how we deal with this. Essentially, if the book is licensed CC BY then anyone can produce a translation as long as appropriate attribution is given, although it would also be best practice to say…[Read more]
I have a question about OA and translations and wonder if anyone has any expertise in this area and if they would mind if I got in touch? At BUP we are discussing whether we might publish an English edition of an OA book originally published in German, but I don’t know if there is any best practice here or how best to approach it, and have…[Read more]
Hi all: the summaries from our Voices from the OA Books Community series are now available (thanks to the support of SPARC Europe) and will remain open until 12 August: https://openaccessbooksnetwork.hcommons.org/2021/07/22/voices-from-the-oa-books-community-summary-the-great-polyphony/
Many thanks to all who contributed to the sessions!
At the end of May 2021 the most significant series of events hosted by the Open Access Books Network so far, Voices from the OA Books Community, came to an end. The series, initiated in November 2020 at the OPERAS […]
Lucy Barnes edited the post boOkmArks: Open Conversations about Open Access Books in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 1 week, 1 day 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.
Over July and August 2021 we are planning our 2021/2022 programme. New events will…[Read more]
I’ve had a read through and think it is a really thoughtful and well-balanced vision and policy considering some of the current challenges and opportunities for opening up books. I’m not too familiar with similar visions and policies, some of the fully OA publishers do have a clear vision statement and the University of Michigan Press…[Read more]
Here at the University of North Carolina Press we’ve just published an OA Policy on our web site.
I’m curious whether other publishers (for whom OA is only a part of their program) have done this. In preparing this, I did some scans of publisher web sites…[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 3 weeks, 1 day ago
The recording of our boOkmArks event with Janneke Adema, Marcell Mars & Toby Steiner of the COPIM Project on experimental OA book publishing is now available! Many thanks to our speakers for a fascinating session & to the audience for coming and bringing your questions: https://youtube.com/watch?v=V5mbp48ZXIw
Lucy Barnes replied to the topic bOokmArks events – Open Conversations about Open Access Books in the discussion Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Tomorrow at 3pm BST/4pm CEST/10am EDT is our last Open Cafe before we take a couple of months off to plan the next year of events and activities at the OABN. Do please join us with your beverage of choice to let us know your thoughts — are there particular topics you want us to cover, different formats we should try, something we did well,…[Read more]
We’ve opened the Free Ebook Foundation Open Access Monographs Fund! https://blog.unglue.it/2021/07/02/the-ebook-turns-50-fef-monographs-fund/
Greetings Everyone. Over the past year, the OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust effort hosted human centered design inspired workshops and activities to surface how scholars, publishers, libraries, platforms and services want to use OA ebook usage data. The resulting report captures both specific reporting query interests as well as aspirations for…[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 1 month ago
Hi all, the experimental OA books event with COPIM is today at 3pm BST — hope to see you there! Find the link here: https://openaccessbooksnetwork.hcommons.org/2021/06/22/lets-experiment-join-us-for-a-boookmarks-event-next-tuesday/
The evidence-based science discussion highlights factors likely leading to the emergence of Open Access, as ongoing crises across scientific discourses have possibly powered a demand for a revision of the basic assumptions subtending publishing practices:…[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 1 month, 1 week ago
We’re delighted to announce our final two events before the summer!
After completing our series on OA books policy, ‘Voices from the OA Books Community’ (details and recordings here) we are holding two more events before taking July and August off to plan the next 12 months of activities (and maybe have a holiday!) We’re rounding our first year…[Read more]
The next event in the ‘BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books’ series will be held via this Zoom link on June 29th at 16:00 CEST/ 15:00 BST/10:00 EDT, when we will interview Janneke Adema, Marcell […]
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 1 month, 3 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]
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