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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Hi Eric, again short answer (above a certain number of characters or links my postings here unfortunately don’t seem to work): yes, we use Pandoc among others. See https://gitlab.com/sciflow/development/-/milestones and for technical questions or cooperations best contact Mr. Eichler or Mr. Borchert.
Hm somehow the posting here doesn’t work. Here in the absolutely rudimentary version: I would like to ask all publishers and editors who may be represented here in ‘Open infrastructure for OA books’ (commercial, institutional, professional societies, OJS/OMP series, series via repositories, etc.) to answer the survey on further requirements…[Read more]
Pablo Markin started the topic Hosting platforms, Open Access, Creative Commons licenses in the discussion Open Access Books Network via email on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Hosting platforms for Open Access publications, e.g., OAPEN, differ significantly in the presence of various Creative Commons licenses through which the book titles are available in likely reflection of their take-up by the publishing industry:…[Read more]
A post from Dr Mayank Trivedi (https://hcommons.org/members/librarianhml/):
Hello, I am Dr Mayank Trivedi, working as University Librarian at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda(https://www.msubaroda.ac.in/). Smt. Hansa Mehta Library(http://www.hmlibrary.ac.in/) is the second-largest University Library of India.
My more details can be…[Read more]
Hi Kevin. Thanks for linking to the OATP tag library for “oa.dei”.
FYI, here’s the OATP tag library for the conjunction “oa.dei AND oa.publishers”:
OATP supports deep links like this to any boolean combination of tags. If you write me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org)…[Read more]
This is a rather old article, but might be useful:
Do developing countries profit from free books? : Discovery and online usage in developed and developing countries compared
Journal of Electronic Publishing 2013-11 | journal-article DOI: 10.3998/3336451.0016.103
John, you might mine http://tagteam.harvard.edu/hubs/oatp/tag/oa.dei for useful sources. I wish you could browse OATP by more than one tag at a time (all “oa.dei” and “oa.publishers”, for example), but I can’t figure out a way to do that. Happy digging!
The Association of University Presses is compiling resources (articles, research data, tool kits) to help look at our industry through the lenses of equity, justice, and inclusion. To that end, I’m looking for any research articles on OA that take that approach. I have found a helpful article from Roz Pyne and others called…[Read more]
This interview is one of the outputs of the online series OA Books Workouts: Scholars at Work, a project of the Open Access Books Network. The aim of the series is to share good practices regarding the writing, production, and technicalities of publishing an open access book.
The Open Access Books Network is an open network for anyone…[Read more]
An conversation with Dr. Reggie Raju (Director of Research and Learning Services) & Jill Claassen (Scholarly Communications & Research), both from the University of Cape Town Libraries, took place in March 2021 to discuss this post about a continental platform for open research in Africa. The recording of the event is available via our YouTube…[Read more]
Agata Morka edited the post Adding a Digital Humanities bit to the OA book funding landscape: DARIAH is launching an annual OA monograph bursary for Early Career Researchers in Digital Humanities in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
This post, written by Dr. Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, the Open Science Officer at DARIAH-EU is an introduction to the next event in the ‘BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books’ series. A live session, open to all, will be held via this Zoom link on Tuesday 23rd March at 16:00 CET/ 15:00 GMT/11:00 ET, when we will interview Erzsébet about the <…[Read more]
For this year’s Open Access Week, the Open Access Books Network (OABN) is pleased to introduce its latest video series: ‘The OA Mythbusters’.
Through this video series the OABN community seeks to dispel a number of key myths around OA books. In these short videos, common statements will be addressed by fellow community members, informally known…[Read more]
This page contains information about our events, including our boOkmArks series, our forthcoming talks and an archive of all our past events on our YouTube channel.
OA BOOKS WORKOUTS: SCHOLARS AT WORK
This series, hosted by Jeroen Sondervan,…[Read more]
By Sharla Lair (Senior Strategist of Open Access and Scholarly Communication Initiatives, LYRASIS)
The library community is looking for new ways to use the funds they steward to open more scholarly content. There are fairly established strategies for funding open access (OA) journals, but many librarians have been asking:
What are the…[Read more]
The author of this post, Demmy Verbeke (Head of KU Leuven Libraries Artes), also spoke with us about the KU Leuven Fair OA Fund at a ‘BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books’ event. A recording of our conversation is available here.
by Demmy Verbeke
If you want change, try something new.
This seems comically simple advice, but it is…[Read more]
Thank you for this much-needed initiative. This blog posts mentions “a list of books which have thus appeared, together with their readershap data, is available https://www.kuleuven.be/open-science/what-is-open-science/scholarly-publishing-and-open-access/open-access-kuleuven/fairoabooks/fair-oa-books”
I was wondering where the readership data…[Read more]
Thanks. I found another blog post of ours which also deals with the book downloads vs. chapter downloads problem. You can find it here: https://userblogs.fu-berlin.de/langsci-press/2015/08/12/access-stats-for-open-access-books/
Sorry – only saw your question now.
The overview of the subsidized books is on https://www.kuleuven.be/open-science/what-is-open-science/scholarly-publishing-and-open-access/open-access-kuleuven/fairoabooks/overviewfairoabooks/overview-fair-OA-books. Readership data are only gathered after a while, so the first 8 books don’t have…[Read more]
Exciting opportunity — the University of Dundee are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Publishing Officer (Scottish Universities Open Access Press) within our Research and Resources Division, LLC&CI to implement a new Open Access University Press for Scotland:…[Read more]
The emergence of Open Access might be approached not only as a consequence of differentiation dynamics in the publishing market, but also as a likely response to the multidimensional contradictions and cross-cutting global pressures this market demonstrates:…[Read more]
Tom Mosterd replied to the topic Crossref Event: Fixing the Information Supply Chain for Scholarly ebooks in the discussion Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing Charles. Just registered as this can be quite relevant for us here to participate in! Tom
The Crossref Books Advisory Group is holding a free webinar on “Fixing the Information Supply Chain for Scholarly ebooks – Benefits, Challenges, and Best Practices.” It’s not solely about OA ebooks, but of course OA sheds a stark light on some of the current issues. The date is Tuesday October 19, 11-12:30 pm ET / 4:00 – 5:30 pm BST / 5:00 – 6:30…[Read more]
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