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- 21 May 2021 at 4:55 am EDT #45296
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 investments in open infrastructure to support the growth of open science and open scholarship”.
We’re grateful to be a part of this portfolio and have the support of these 15 member libraries. Moreover, it is great to see investments in open infrastructure includes infrastructure for OA books specifically. Hopefully other open infrastructures/groups for books can build on this too.
- 21 April 2021 at 8:45 am EDT #44440
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 with the recording of this event is now available here:
- 25 March 2021 at 5:43 am EDT #43748
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 stakeholders in the SSH community for participatory research projects with and for society.
COESO gathers 15 partners from 6 different European countries. One of its main objectives is to work with funders to innovate funding schemes for citizen science in SSH.
More info can be found in this blog post. Responses can be submitted until April 15.
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- 28 January 2021 at 4:19 am EST #41823
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 large-scale for books and chapters, a pilot testing into an alternative, Diamond OA model, could be interesting. Such a pilot and learnings from such a pilot can also be interesting for others, and lower the barriers for establishing an international collaborative funding model for books and chapters.
- 11 January 2021 at 9:49 am EST #41306
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!
- 30 September 2020 at 5:18 am EDT #37633
I’m pleased to share that we have just launched the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit: A freely available toolkit: helping academic book authors to better understand open access book publishing.
More on the toolkit can be found here: https://oapen.org/oapen/article/10705775-launch-of-the-oapen-open-access-books-toolkit
or feel free to have a look at the toolkit website: http://oabooks-toolkit.org/
We aim to update the toolkit and add new content and features through regular update cycles, help, ideas and feedback are welcome!
- 24 September 2020 at 4:03 am EDT #37482
Thanks for sharing the invitation for this great initiative here! Please do feel free to share any updates on the project here as it would certainly interest myself and I’m sure many others in the Network.
- 23 July 2020 at 4:12 am EDT #35649
Reading books is something I personally enjoy. Books, whether these are scholarly books or non-scholarly books provide readers with an extensive and rich resource that can go into a level of detail and explore connections other formats cannot.
Books provide the author with an opportunity to tell an elaborate story, provide much needed context which certainly should be cherished as today’s world is increasingly faced with challenges such as polarisation, information bubbles and a lack of nuance. Open Access for books holds the potential to address these challenges.
As a final part of my studies, I did an internship at Knowledge Unlatched in Berlin back in 2017, where I was first exposed to the world of open access and particularly open access books.
- 30 June 2020 at 5:56 am EDT #33122
The Dutch Research Council / Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) introduces a continuous call for funding OA Books stemming from NWO-funded research.