Informationsplattform Open Access: Jetzt mitfördern: Unterstützung von DOAB/OAPEN, PKP und OpenCitations über SCOSS

“The SCOSS network recognizes the importance of the three infrastructure services for the global open access transformation and contributes to sustainable financing

The global network Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) has been supporting the expansion of an open science infrastructure since 2017 by recommending important non-commercial services for funding every year. The call is aimed at the Open Access / Open Science community with the recommendation that these projects be financially supported for three years.

In the current second funding cycle – which is about to end – SCOSS calls for support for three projects that are of particular importance for the expansion of the OA / OS infrastructure: DOAB / OAPEN, PKP and OpenCitations. We, the project open-access.network, support this call to promote the selected services. All three make an important contribution to the implementation of the global Open Access transformation and sustainably promote the opening of science.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)

DOAB and OAPEN are closely linked: The DOAB increases the visibility and findability of peer-reviewed open access books. It collects metadata and links that can be integrated into their systems by both libraries and commercial aggregators. The OAPEN library, on the other hand, is a repository for freely accessible scientific books. The project works with publishers and research sponsors to set up and offers various services for libraries, publishers and sponsors.

Public Knowledge Project (PKP) 

The PKP improves the quality and reach of scientific publishing by developing, among other things, open source software such as Open Journal System (OJS) for the management and publication of open access journals. The software is used by more than 9,000 magazines. For example, the Open Monograph Press (OMP) platform for books was developed in line with this tool .

OpenCitations

The OpenCitations project is dedicated to the publication of open bibliographical data and citation data using technologies of the Semantic Web (Linked Data) and is a founding member of the Initiative for Open Citation (I4OC) ….”

DOAB milestones: 30,000 OA books, 400 publishers

“We are pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) recently reached three key milestones in terms of book coverage, unique publishers and future financial sustainability. 

Over 30,000 books from more than 400 publishers 

The number of open access books included in DOAB has grown impressively from just over 10,000 books in 2018 to 31,917 as of today. In terms of publishers, we are happy to see that over 400 publishers are included in DOAB as we strive to improve the coverage of the directory….”

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….”