[Irtalk] FW: Directory of Open Access Books
Smith, Ina <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Fri Apr 13 09:54:45 SAST 2012
From: McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] [mailto:gerrymck at iastate.edu]
Sent: 12 April 2012 19:56
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Cc: McKiernan, Gerard [LIB]
Subject: [IFLA-L] RE: Directory of Open Access Books
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The DOAB now has content (756 Books)
[ http://www.doabooks.org/doab ]
From: McKiernan, Gerard [LIB]
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 10:56 AM
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Cc: McKiernan, Gerard [LIB]
Subject: Directory of Open Access Books
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OAPEN is pleased to announce a new service for Open Access monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). DOAB will provide a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository. The beta version of the service will contain publications of a selected number of academic publishers.
The beta version will be made public early spring 2012.
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers will be invited to provide the metadata of their Open Access books to the DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, thereby helping scholars, students and the general public to discover the books. The directory will be open to all academic publishers and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these books are peer reviewed and published in Open Access. DOAB will determine requirements for publishers to qualify as Open Access academic book publishers and will maintain a certification procedure.
[ http://project.oapen.org/index.php/news ]
Thanks to Roddy MacLeod !
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011
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