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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João Gilberto N. Saraiva deposited Por que ainda criar um blog em tempos de Instagram? Revendo possibilidades numa experiência de Ensino de História na ‘Galáxia dos Celulares’ in the group Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 1 day, 7 hours ago
Este trabalho apresenta os resultados iniciais de um projeto sobre as possibilidades de uso de blogs
como tecnologia digital de informação e comunicação – TDIC –voltada ao ensino de História na
recente conjuntura de profusão de celulares conectados a internet dentro e fora do ambiente escolar.
Em um primeiro momento aborda a bibliogra…[Read more]
Country-/region-specific metadata formats for OA books: Discussion of MAB2 as legacy standard in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and its relation to MARC21 and ONIX.
Bülte, T. (2020) Welche (Um-)Wege nehmen Metadaten für Open-Access-Bücher vom Verlag zum Discovery System der Bibliothek? [What (re-)routes do metadata for Open Access books ta…[Read more]
MIT’s Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship has recently advertised its “selective bibliography” on The Economics of Scholarly Monographs:
- Introduction & Framing: https://libraries.mit.edu/creos/research/economics-of-scholarly-monographs/
- Zotero library:…
<p style=”text-align: left;”>An interview with the COPIM project about open infrastructure: https://www.force11.org/blog/infrastructure-series-open-access-books</p>
Happy OA Week. The OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) data trust project is celebrating by releasing two of our project’s draft outputs for community review.
Today, BISG released our project’s draft report of the OA book supply chain, prepared by Michael Clarke and Laura Ricci. To quote the press release:
The draft report is being distributed broadly to…[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 week 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:
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]
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]
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]
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 & I […]
Agata Morka replied to the topic bOokmArks events – Open Conversations about Open Access Books in the discussion Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 1 week, 1 day ago
The video recording of yesterday’s discussion with the Open Access Tracking Project is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2zvosU68ek&t=34s
An introduction to a new edition of James Rorty’s classic 1934 book Our Master’s Voice. The book presents a coherent and original theory of advertising. Its main tenet holds that the ad business can only be understood within the totality of the country’s economy and culture. The alternative—to treat the business of publicity as a “ca…[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 week, 2 days ago
Just a quick reminder that the next boOkmArk event is TOMORROW at 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST; we will interview Peter Suber and Milica Ševkušić about the Open Access Tracking Project. The blog post is here – submit any questions you have on the post or in this thread, and join us on the day via this link. Hope to see many of you there!
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 […]
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 week, 2 days 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]
The Open Access Tracking Project has been covering this topic. See the items tagged with both “oa.etds” and “oa.embargoes”.
The items are listed in the order tagged (most recent first), not the order published. I just tagged some older items to make sure they were included.
Just to follow up here (and not intended to hijack the thread) but does anyone know if there has been an effort to collate a resource that sets out publisher policies on this issue? We had a question about OA books and doctoral theses at the Frankfurt Book Fair panel on the OAPEN OA Books Toolkit, and it’s sparked a discussion on Twitter…[Read more]
This is possibly not what you’re after, but I did find a list of resources from UKRIO about this topic: https://ukrio.org/research-integrity-resources/research-integrity-resources/open-access-and-doctoral-theses/
Hopefully others will have something more longform/authoritative (thanks for flagging that manual; I hadn’t come across it…[Read more]
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