Serials vs. monographs costs: a large difference Serial Expenditures (+379%) Monograph Expenditures (+73%) Monographs Purchased (5%)
OAPEN as possible solutionGoals of OAPEN:• Developing an OA business model• Building a network• Aggregating a collection of OA books2008 – EU funded project2011 – OAPEN Foundation
OAPEN: results• OA model for academic books – Awareness of need for alternative business model – Involvement of stakeholders in Europe and beyond• OAPEN Platform – OAPEN Library: 30+ publishers; 1000+ OA books – Tools and services to facilitate OA publishing• Further activities – Pilot projects: testing and developing model in national context – Foundation to promote and expand OA book publishing
Properties of the OAPEN Library• Collection – OA Monographs (several licenses) • Free to read • Free to share – Quality assurance: peer review• Search and browse, multilingual search• Social media, export citation
OAPEN Library: connectedOAPEN Library as part of other networks• Connected: – WorldCat – DOAB• Integration: – Academic libraries: metadata export – Aggregators – Search engines
Integrating the OAPEN Library Data AggregatorsAcademic Search libraries engines
Integrating the OAPEN Library• Search engines: – Site map – based on www.sitemaps.org protocol – www.schema.org model for books• Data aggregators: – Serials Solutions (ProQuest) – Primo Central (ExLibris) – EBSCO Discovery Service• Academic Libraries: – MARC XML and other metadata feeds – OAI harvesting – Examples: • Union catalogue of the GVK-GBV, large library network in Germany • Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent • James Hardiman Library of the National University of Ireland
DOAB: New service by OAPENDirectory of Open Access Books (DOAB)• Discovery service for peer reviewed OA books• Publishers provide – and maintain – metadata• Full text books on OAPEN Library or publisher’s website• Beta version, launched in April 2012June 2012: – 1098 monographs – 27 publishers
Integrating DOABAcademic Data libraries Aggregators
DOAB and OAPEN Library OAPEN Library DOABContents • Full text Metadata only • MetadataLicense • Free to read Free to share only • Free to shareSearch • Full text • Metadata • Metadata • Classification: LCC • Classification: BIC
Integrating DOABDOAB as part of other networks:• Academic Libraries: – MARC XML and other metadata feed – OAI harvesting• Data aggregators: – Primo Central (ExLibris) – EBSCO Discovery Service
Conclusion• Paper monographs are struggling• Possible solution: OA publishing – High availability may lead to higher impact• OAPEN Foundation supports this – Quality assurance (peer review) – Connected platforms – Working together
Thank you!More on OAPEN:• www.oapen.org• www.oapen.nl• www.oapen-uk.jiscebooks.org• Twitter:@OapenbooksDirectory of Open Access Books:• www.doabooks.org• Twitter: @DoabooksContact me:• email@example.com• Twitter: @Ronaldsnijder
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