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The deliverance of open access books

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ISBN: 9789085551201 Year: Pages: 234 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_1004809 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Information theory
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In many scholarly disciplines, books - not articles - are the norm. As print runs become smaller, the question arises whether publishing monographs in open access helps to make their contents globally accessible. To answer this question, the results of multiple studies on the usage of open access books are presented. The research focuses on three areas: economic viability; optimization of open access monographs infrastructure and measuring the effects of open access in terms of scholarly impact and societal influence. Each chapter reviews a different aspect: book sales, digital dissemination, open licenses, user communities, measuring usage, developing countries and the effects on citations and social media.

Die Privatbibliothek Kaiser Franz’ I. von Österreich 1784-1835

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ISBN: 9783205796725 Year: Pages: 642 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579670 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 280
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The former private library of Emperor Franz I (known today as "Habsburg-Iothringische Fideikommissbibliothek",housed in the Austrian National Library) is an outstanding book and graphic collction due to both the considerable extent and the exquisiteness of its holdings. This analysis is concerned with the library as a knowledge and memoryinstitution; embedding its history in the political, social, intellectual and cultural contexts of the time.

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