De Gruyter has announced that it is providing sponsorship for the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) to celebrate the launch of the De Gruyter Open Access Book Library on www.degruyter.com. Other sponsors include Brill, Springer, and OpenEdition. DOAB is a service of OAPEN Foundation, an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.
De Gruyter Open Access Book Library contains between 800 and 900 titles and is intended to draw attention to the growing number of open access books. Half of the Library contains De Gruyter’s open access books, while the other half is by publishing partners. Forty percent of the titles are in history, social sciences and philosophy, ten percent are STM books and the remaining 50 percent distributed among other humanities. Learn more about it here. Continue reading De Gruyter sponsors Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day. The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. If you have collections to suggest, please let me know.
The Directory of Open Access Books – The DOAB – is a service of the OAPEN Foundation. As of Monday evening, they provided the metadata for 1217 peer reviewed, academic, open access ebooks from 33 publishers. I featured the OAPEN on Monday in my open access post. The difference between these two services is that the DOAB contains only the metadata. The full-text must be downloaded from various publisher sites (links are provided). The OAPEN on the other hand, provides the metadata and full-text of the titles.
Continue reading Open Access eBooks: Part Three – DOAB
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