To honorÂ open access week, Iâ€™ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.Â The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. Â 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. Â As of Monday evening, they provided the metadata for 1217 peer reviewed, academic, open access ebooks from 33 publishers. Â I featured the OAPEN on Monday in my open access post. Â The difference between these two services is that the DOAB contains only the metadata. Â The full-text must be downloaded from various publisher sites (links are provided). Â The OAPEN on the other hand, provides the metadata and full-text of the titles.