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How to join the Open Access Books Network

0 replies, 1 voice Last updated by  Lucy Barnes 1 month, 1 week ago
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    Lucy Barnes

    To join the Open Access Books Network, simply set up a profile at Humanities Commons. It takes a couple of minutes, and you can find easy-to-follow instructions here. Then search for the Open Access Books Network under Groups (on the left-hand side of your screen) and click on the Join Group button.

    You are now officially a member of the OABN community!

    Get started!

    To get to know the group’s members, we have created a thread called ‘Meet the Members’ (under the Discussion tab). We encourage you to start here and tell us why Open Access books matter to you. You might also find it helpful to read our official Welcome post, which explains how to use the OABN space.


    A note on languages

    Although the administration of the site is conducted in English, you’re welcome to begin a discussion thread in another language if you wish. Likewise, if you’d like to propose an event in a language other than English, please get in touch — we’d love to hear from you!

    Contact us

    If you have an event or a blog post you’d like to propose, or you want to get in touch for any other OA-books-related reason, email You can also follow us and contact us on Twitter @oabooksnetwork.

    Finally, if you’d like to be added to the Open Access Book Community on Slack (, which is another forum for discussion about Open Access books, email

    You’re all set: explore and contribute! Great to have you on board!

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