Launch of Directory of Open Access Books by Bas Savenije

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Launch of Directory of Open Access Books by Bas Savenije

  1. 1. Official Launch of the Directory of Open Access Books OA Monograph in HSS conference 1 July 2013, British Library, London Bas Savenije Director General of the National Library of the Netherlands Chairman of board of OAPEN
  2. 2. OAPEN: history • OAPEN: Open Access Publishing in European Networks • Started as EU co-funded project in 2008 • Conducted by 6 EU University Presses and 2 NL Universities • Launch of OAPEN Library in 2010 • Continued as Foundation after close of project in April 2011
  3. 3. OAPEN Foundation • OAPEN Foundation: Dedicated to OA books • Main focus areas: – Quality assurance – Aggregation and Deposit – Discovery and Dissemination • Supported by academic institutions from the Netherlands, including NWO - the Netherlands Organisation for Scientic Research • Aim: to develop a European Deposit service for OA monographs, support OA mandates
  4. 4. OAPEN Foundation • OAPEN Library – 50+ publishers, 1600 OA books – Only peer reviewed content – Increasing visibility and discoverabitiy • Projects – OAPEN-UK (Jisc Collections and AHRC) – OAPEN-NL (NWO and Ministry of Education) – Europeana Cloud – Going for Gold: EU bid to publish OA monographs • 20 partners (15 universities)
  5. 5. OAPEN and DOAB • Why did we start DOAB? – Great opportunity to support OA books! – Following success of DOAJ (2003): – Promote OA – Increase visibility and usage – Support quality of OA publications • Chance to bring together most OA book initiatives – Involve stakeholders (publishers, libraries, funders, aggregators) – Discuss requirements, licensing, quality – Develop list of trusted OA book publishers
  6. 6. • Deposit service • Full text search • Free + OA • Focus on HSS Aim: • European Deposit Service for OA books • Discovery service • Metadata only • OA only • All disciplines Aim: • Authoritative list of OA book publishers
  7. 7. DOAB Sponsors

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