• Selected by SCOSS: In December 2019, SCOSS, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services, announced it had vetted DOAB (together with OAPEN), and selected both infrastructures for their second funding cycle.
  • ‘IFLA/Brill Open Access award’: DOAB received the 2015 IFLA/Brill Open Access award, which was created to reward initiatives that facilitate and/or promote Open Access scholarly monographs in the humanities or social sciences. The jury recognised DOAB’s ‘invaluable worth by becoming the central hub of the global infrastructure for open access book publishing.’
  • ‘Best Free Reference Web Site’: DOAB was selected as one of the MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites for 2013, voted for by member librarians from around the United States. ‘MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference’ is a section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association (ALA).
  • ‘Best New Product’: DOAB received the Best New Product award in the 2012 series of awards for the best and worst electronic products of interest to libraries, sponsored by the Charleston Advisor. The Charleston Advisor publishes reviews of online resources for libraries. All reviews are peer-reviewed by librarians.