Fair OA publishers, infrastructures and initiatives supported by KU Leuven | KU Leuven Open Science

KU Leuven promotes non-commercial and community-owned approaches of OA, especially through the KU Leuven Fund for Fair OA. On the one hand, the fund supports innovative publishing initiatives and infrastructures. On the other hand, the fund covers membership costs for consortia and advocacy organizations focusing on a non-commercial approach to scholarly communication. On this page you can find an overview of everything that KU Leuven endorses.

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Partnership Project MUSE and DOAB

“We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Project MUSE. This cooperation will enhance the discoverability of the OA titles on MUSE and increase the number of publishers and OA books listed in DOAB.

Project MUSE, a not-for-profit collaboration between the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins University Press, is a trusted provider of digital humanities and social science content. Project MUSE offers more than 60,000 books from over 100 presses including over 2,800 open access books. Through a collaborative approach with libraries, publishers and scholars, the project promotes the creation and dissemination of essential resources to scholarly communities around the globe….”

Partnership Project MUSE and DOAB

“We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Project MUSE. This cooperation will enhance the discoverability of the OA titles on MUSE and increase the number of publishers and OA books listed in DOAB.

Project MUSE, a not-for-profit collaboration between the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins University Press, is a trusted provider of digital humanities and social science content. Project MUSE offers more than 60,000 books from over 100 presses including over 2,800 open access books. Through a collaborative approach with libraries, publishers and scholars, the project promotes the creation and dissemination of essential resources to scholarly communities around the globe….”

DOAB appoints a new Community Manager & SCOSS Campaign

“DOAB is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Mosterd as its new Community Manager. In this new role, Tom Mosterd will be working closely with the DOAB community on an open and inclusive future for the DOAB and OAPEN infrastructures. He will be responsible for communications, campaigns and is the contact point for institutional prospects and customers. His primary focus will be to manage the SCOSS fundraising campaign for DOAB and OAPEN….”

OPERAS Certification (DOAB)

“DOAB Peer review’s certification service provides an online form to establish a standardized description of the PR process, reviews them and then attributes to books/collections (also available via API). A system of “PR certified” icons completes the service. The service is free for all, but publishers’ participants will need a login provided by the service provider to access the certification process of PR….”

OPERAS Certification (DOAB)

“DOAB Peer review’s certification service provides an online form to establish a standardized description of the PR process, reviews them and then attributes to books/collections (also available via API). A system of “PR certified” icons completes the service. The service is free for all, but publishers’ participants will need a login provided by the service provider to access the certification process of PR….”

Open access resources on Library Hub Discover | Library services

“Adding aggregations of Open Access (OA) resources has always been one of the aims for Discover. With the closure of most libraries across the UK due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the requirements for people to stay at home wherever possible, we have prioritised adding these resources.

Discover now contains records from the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), and we will soon be adding the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Hathi Trust, with others to follow. This will include the Jisc Historical Texts and Journal Archives data, which are now free to all Jisc members until the end of July….”

Open access resources on Library Hub Discover | Library services

“Adding aggregations of Open Access (OA) resources has always been one of the aims for Discover. With the closure of most libraries across the UK due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the requirements for people to stay at home wherever possible, we have prioritised adding these resources.

Discover now contains records from the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), and we will soon be adding the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Hathi Trust, with others to follow. This will include the Jisc Historical Texts and Journal Archives data, which are now free to all Jisc members until the end of July….”

More Open eBooks: Routinizing Open Access eBook Workflows | The Signal

“We are excited to share that anyone anywhere can now access a growing online collection of contemporary open access eBooks from the Library of Congress website. For example, you can now directly access books such as Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, Yochai Benkler’s The Wealth of Networks, and Youjeong Oh’s Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place from the Library of Congress website. All of these books have been made broadly available online in keeping with the intent of their creators and publishers, which chose to publish these works under open access licenses.

A key objective of the Library of Congress digital collecting plan is the development and implementation of an acquisitions program for openly available content. We have previously discussed a number of open access book projects, including open access Latin American books, and open access children’s books. Significantly, the Library of Congress has long been receiving print copies of open access books through multiple routine acquisition streams. These openly licensed works can be made much more broadly accessible in their digital form.

These books are the result of a pilot effort of the Digital Content Management Section (DCM). DCM staff, in collaboration with the Collection Development Office (CDO), identified books available through Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) of which the Library already holds a copy in print. DOAB is a digital directory that provides access to academic peer-reviewed books available under open access licenses….”

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

“The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is looking for a Community manager, responsible for communication and acquisition. This is a full-time position for 12 to 18 months, made possible through SCOSS funding from the French Open Science Committee. DOAB has its office in The Hague in the Netherlands, but the position is open to working remotely from neighboring countries….”