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.
DISCUSSION — contribute to any of the discussion threads, or start your own!
SITE — check out our latest blog posts, and get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) to propose a post on any aspect of OA books.
FROM CORE / FILES — add any publications or documents related to Open Access books.
DOCS — go here for collaborative documents on OA book projects and resources.
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The spread of the Omicron variant this winter was met with renewed calls for the UK Government to fund the arts and culture through the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic and beyond. ‘We are in crisis mode’, Nicolas Hytner, former artistic director of the National Theatre, told the BBC’s Newsnight programme. ‘We need to see short-term finance, we need to see loa…[Read more]
Sharing on behalf of the IFLA Library Publishing Special Interest Group: The IFLA Library Publishing Special Interest Group is seeking proposals for 5-minute lightning talks to be presented at its Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited…[Read more]
Open Position: The OAPEN Foundation is looking for a Project Manager to help with promoting and supporting the transition to open access for academic books. Responsibilities include participation in project activities, supporting technical operations, services and assisting with financial administration of the foundation. Full-time…[Read more]
Hi all, Tom, Agata and I are pleased to announce that the OABN has become an OPERAS Special Interest Group (SIG), and as such it is now formally supported by OPERAS, the European Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area.
The OABN will continue to…[Read more]
The Open Access Books Network (OABN) is pleased to share that it has become an OPERAS Special Interest Group (SIG), and as such it is now formally supported by OPERAS, the European Research Infrastructure […]
I’ve been doing some more digging into accessibility resources and have found the following:
– Improving the Accessibility of your Mainstream Digital Content, which seems to be a wealth of resources from the Inclusive Publishing group, coordinated by the DAISY consortium: https://inclusivepublishing.org/about-the-inclusive-publishing-hub/
– The…[Read more]
We have recently discovered that pdfs produced with LaTeX have a certain treatment that does not interface well with common screenreaders for visually impaired people. Fixing this is actually a major project and will get pretty gory. We will not have the funds available at LangSci to do this on our own, but we might apply for some funding. If you…[Read more]
This channel was set up after the Open Cafe discussion on the accessibility of OA books, at which a number of links were shared, so I will drop them here for future reference:
– EU directive on accessibility, coming into force in 2025: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32019L0882
– OAPEN VPAT:…[Read more]
This is a place to discuss or share information about any aspect of the accessibility of open access books: standards, technical solutions, negotiating with service providers, collective strategies, and more!
NEW COLLECTION: Myself and François van Schalkwyk of African Minds have put together a collection of OA book publisher business models, with contributions from a number of presses. The collection is here: https://oabooksbusinessmodels.pubpub.org/
We’re keen to add to it, so if your press might be interested in contributing, take a look at the…[Read more]
Kathleen Fitzpatrick analyses the sudden isolation graduate students find themselves in during the dissertation process. In the humanities, she observes, graduate students are regularly habituated into an anxiety of intellectual independence whereby sharing ideas, collaboration and publishing work in progress is to be considered suspect and…[Read more]
Plagiarism is malpractice, the fabrication of others’ “ideas or work” published without the proper permission or
citation of the original contributors. Plagiarism is detected through different software, i.e., Turnitin, before publishing
any research data. The present survey study assesses whether academicians, researchers, and scholars aroun…[Read more]
In this post, Jeroen Sondervan reflects on the OA Workouts: Scholars at Work series he hosted for the Open Access Books Network, discussing what we learned and what others might draw from these examples of open scholarship.
Eine funktionierende Nahversorgung mit Lebensmitteln und Gütern des alltäglichen Bedarfs ist ein wesentlicher Gelingensfaktor für eine als zufriedenstellend empfundene Lebenssituation in ländlichen Räumen. Aufgrund des demografischen Wandels sowie der Abwanderung in die alten Bundesländer, ergeben sich insbesondere in ländlichen Räumen in den neu…[Read more]
Last week, around 20 people from a number of presses gathered online to meet one another and discuss key areas of interest for small university presses publishing Open Access books—particularly those areas i […]
By Jeroen Sondervan, Utrecht University Library
In this post, Jeroen Sondervan reflects on the OA Workouts: Scholars at Work series he hosted for the Open Access Books Network, discussing what we learned and what […]
जीडीपीमधील उद्योगातील वाटा स्थिर असला तरी त्यात लक्षणीय मूलभूत परिवर्तन झाले. या कालावधीत उत्पादन पुनर्गठनाची प्रक्रिया म्हणून, सकल मूल्य संयोजित असताना उत्पादन सध्याच्या किंमतींवर वार्षिक 8 टक्क्यांनी वाढले होते. त्यानंतर 2004-09 मध्ये सकल मूल्यवर्धित वाढीचा वेग वाढून 20 टक्के झाला. याच किंमतींवर वार्षिक परंतु लक्षणीय म्हणजे रोजगारामध्येही…[Read more]
The economic system is the cornerstone of social development. Its economic system has remained at the root of the progressive development of human civilization. A country, society or caste; Social, political and cultural upliftment is mainly based on the progress of its economic resources and facilities. In a country without these facilities,…[Read more]
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