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]
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]
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, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing Charles. Just registered as this can be quite relevant for us here to participate in! Tom
I’ve had a read through and think it is a really thoughtful and well-balanced vision and policy considering some of the current challenges and opportunities for opening up books. I’m not too familiar with similar visions and policies, some of the fully OA publishers do have a clear vision statement and the University of Michigan Press…[Read more]
Hi everyone, I’d like to share an exciting development for our Open Infrastructures in the U.S. (the Directory of Open Acccess Books (DOAB) and OAPEN).
Earlier this week we announced a Collective-Action agreement between DOAB, OAPEN and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), becoming a part of the BTAA member libraries’ “strategic portfolio of…[Read more]
Title: Voices from the OA Books Community 5: Rights Retention & Licensing
Description: 09:00-11:00 AM EST, 14:00 – 16:00 PM BST, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST
‘Voices from the Open Access Books Community’ is a series of discussion-based events that bring together as many members of the OA books community as possible to analyse different areas of policy…[Read more]
Title: Voices from the OA Books Community 4: Discoverability and Metadata
Description: ‘Voices from the Open Access Books Community’ is a series of discussion-based events that bring together as many members of the OA books community as possible to analyse different areas of policy for Open Access books. These discussions will feed into a policy…[Read more]
On April 7th, OPERAS and OASPA organised a workshop on ‘Innovative business models for open access book publishing – six approaches in Europe’. These six approaches were all applied to small or medium-sized academic book publishers and may be relevant for any small or medium-sized publisher interested in OA book publishing.
A short report, along…[Read more]
Open access books usually take a Creative Commons (CC) licence which permits authors to retain copyright, whilst allowing readers to redistribute, re-use and adapt the content in new works under the terms of whichever licence is applied.
Which particular licence is deemed suitable for an open access book can differ depending on the preference and…[Read more]
I would like to invite you to participate in a short 8-10 minute survey on citizen science funding in the SSH, part of the Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues (COESO) project.
The survey is on citizen science funding in the SSH and the results will help the COESO project in identifying funding needs for different types of…[Read more]
Tom Mosterd replied to the topic Advancing Open Access in The Netherlands: discussion in the discussion Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 10 months, 1 week ago
Hi, great to see this article which ‘opens up’ the conversation and explores additional steps that could be taken – including books and chapters.
To add to Agata’s comments:
If there is indeed some level of agreement on the limitations and extent to which the Gold OA model, through a ‘Book-Processing-Charge (BPC)’ model, can work on a…[Read more]
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 access (OA) in every academic field and region of the world. We want to help expand its coverage of OA books — and you can…[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 edited the post OA Week 2020 Interview: OpenBPC – transparency around open access book transactional data in the group Open Access Books Network: on Humanities Commons 11 months, 2 weeks ago
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 11 months, 2 weeks 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 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]
Tom Mosterd edited the event boOkmArks/Open Conversations About OA Books. OPERAS in 2020 in the group Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
Tom Mosterd created the event Analyzing Open – Gaining Insights into Global OA eBook Usage in the group Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
Title: Analyzing Open – Gaining Insights into Global OA eBook Usage
Description: We are pleased to announce the next OASPA webinar which will explore questions around the effects of open access on books and how OA ebook usage data can be improved to better answer such questions in the future.
How does open access affect the readership of…[Read more]
Tom Mosterd edited the event Open Cafe: A free-flow conversation about OA books in the group Open Access Books Network on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
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