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!
EVENTS — add details of any event related to Open Access books (please include a link and a hashtag).
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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Master’s student student Olivia Rollins (Portland State University, Book Publishing) invites you to fill out a short survey (5-7 minutes) intended to measure the effects of the COVID pandemic on OA humanities publishing.
Access the survey here.
Thank you for taking time to fill out the survey and gather this knowledge.
The latest post at the Open Research Community discusses how the rise of Open Access is likely driven by market mechanisms affecting the scholarly publishing industry. As the post suggests, Open Access increases the possibilities for dynamic responses to shifts in aggregate supply and demand on the side of both institutions and…[Read more]
In an era of transformative open access journal agreements, the article examines the Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project through a transformative lens. How might we apply transformativeness to open access monograph publishing? Is transformativeness measured in strictly financial and transactional terms, or…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing Pablo and congrats with this milestone and if I read it correctly over 1 post a day on average. Good luck with the ORC in 2021 and looking forward to seeing some OA-books related news pop-up from time to time!
Tom Mosterd wrote a new post Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) – Tagging help by OABN in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 1 week, 1 day ago
The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), is a crowd-sourced social tagging project that runs on open-source software. It harnesses the power of the community to capture news and comment on open […]
This blog post briefly reviews the highlights of the Open Research Community (ORC) since its launch in early 2020: https://openresearch.community/posts/the-open-research-community-in-2020-a-year-in-review.
More specifically, in the last year, the ORC registered around 104,000 page views, had almost 28,000 new and returning visitors,…[Read more]
We have come a long way from what started as a post-conference conversation in a bar in Marseille back in the summer of 2019, where the idea of creating a network for the OA books community was first discussed. The Open Access Books Network was formally launched in September and, as this strange year comes to a close, we wanted to have a look back…[Read more]
Lucy Barnes edited the post boOkmArks: Open Conversations about Open Access Books in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
This page contains details about forthcoming boOkmArks talks and an archive of past events.
boOkmArks is a series of talks about topics and projects related to OA books. Each talk has the following structure:
Agata Morka edited the post Reassembling Scholarly Communications. Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. BoOkmArks session with Martin Paul Eve on November 23rd. in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
This post, written by Prof. Martin Paul Eve, is an introduction to the next episode of the ‘BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books’ series. A live session will be held via this Zoom link on November 23rd at 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT/10AM ET, when we will interview Martin, the co-editor of a newly published book on open access: Reassembling…[Read more]
Hi Eric, yes the clash is frustrating! Martin is a busy man though and the slot was tricky to arrange, so we’re sticking with it. There will be a video recording of Martin’s talk available and people can submit questions in advance here or on the boards — and I imagine OASPA will also release a recording of the book usage talk (if not there’s…[Read more]
Agata Morka edited the post OPERAS: the European Infrastructure for Research in SSH. BoOkmArks session with Pierre Mounier on November 10th in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
This post is an introduction to the next episode of the BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books series. A live session will be held via this Zoom link on November 10th at 16:00 CEST / 15:00 BST, when we will interview Pierre Mounier, OPERAS Coordinator, OpenEdition Associate Director and the DOAB Co-Director, about the OPERAS project. If y…[Read more]
Amidst a year filled with turmoil and change, the International Open Access Week makes its annual return (19-26 October). Its theme is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity & Inclusion’. As part of Open Access week the Open Access Books Network (OABN) would like to zoom in on a few developments in the open access books wor…[Read more]
Amidst a year filled with turmoil and change, the International Open Access Week makes it annual return (19-26 October). Its theme is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity & Inclusion’. As part of Open Access week the Open Access Books Network (OABN) would like to zoom in on a few developments in the open access books wor…[Read more]
Hi Max, thanks for the post. After reading it I have a couple of questions:
Why is there an assumption that sales are ‘foregone’ when a book is made OA – at OBP, all our books are ‘born OA’ but our largest income stream is sales (see https://blogs.openbookpublishers.com/the-cost-of-open-access-books-a-publisher-writes/).
What is paid to m…[Read more]
Tom Mosterd edited the post Open Access Week 2020: Events on open access books in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
Amidst a year filled with turmoil and change, the yearly Open Access Week makes it return on October 19th. Its theme is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity & Inclusion’. With just one week left until the start of Open Access Week 2020 we have pulled together a list of events on topics related to open access books, whi…[Read more]
This post is part of the BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books series. A live session will be held via this Zoom link on October 20th at 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST, when we will interview Peter Suber (Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and the the Harvard Open Access Project, and Senior Researcher at the…[Read more]
This post is part of the BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books series. A live session will be held via this Zoom link on October 6th at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST, when we will interview Ros Pyne, Director of Open Access Books and Book Policies at Springer Nature, and Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for…[Read more]
The first BoOkmArks live session will be held on October 1st at 16:00 CEST. During this session we will interview Eelco Ferwerda, Director at the OAPEN and DOAB Foundations, two platforms for open access books. On September 30th, OAPEN will launch the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit, a unique resource for information on open access books. This…[Read more]
Last week was the official launch of the Open Access Books Network. Held remotely (it’s 2020 after all) the event was attended by academics, open access advocates, librarians, scholarly communications professionals, publishers and policy-makers from all over Europe and beyond. The launch was a great opportunity for the founding members of the N…[Read more]
The Open Access Books Network was born in 2019.
During the ElPub conference, a group of OA book experts — including members of SPARC Europe, OAPEN, OPERAS and ScholarLed — were discussing all things OA books over post-conference beers. If only we could do this more often, they thought!
Well here, they do.
A very warm welcome to eve…[Read more]
Pablo Markin started the topic Overlapping Lay and Professional Constituencies of Open Access Publishing in Specialized Research Domains in the discussion Open Access Books Network via email on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
The following post provides a commentary on an unpublished thesis of Emily Nunn on Open Access to health and education research outside academia: https://openresearch.community/posts/overlapping-lay-and-professional-constituencies-of-open-access-publishing-in-specialized-research-domains.
It largely argues that the production and…[Read more]
Recently, I have reviewed the Frankfurt Academic Conference 2020.
Its presenters have delved into the implications of Open Access transitions for various players, their interrelations internationally and locally, stakeholder engagement, library budgets and institutional strategies: https://openresearch.community/posts/the-2020-installment-of-the-f…[Read more]
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