The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) relies on support from the stakeholders in scholarly communication to sustain its services. DOAB has been deemed an essential open science infrastructure by the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS). SCOSS encourages the open science community to consider financially supporting DOAB and its services where possible.
We invite academic institutions such as universities, libraries and library consortia to support DOAB through one of four options.
Download our latest flyer or find out more information on the specific options below.
Supporting DOAB - four options
Option 1: DOAB membership
DOAB members support DOAB and its services with an annual fixed membership fee.
Option 2: DOAB & OAPEN combined membership (recommended by SCOSS)
DOAB and OAPEN are included in SCOSS’s second funding cycle which encourages libraries to pledge support to both DOAB and the OAPEN as the two foundations are closely interlinked and actively support the transition to open access for books. The SCOSS programme aims to provide a strong financial base for DOAB and OAPEN to sustain their open science services.
Option 3: DOAB & OAPEN combined premium membership
DOAB and OAPEN offer a special package of benefits and services tailored to the needs of your organisation, including additional branding, promotion, training, and support services.
Option 4: Special contribution
A special one-off contribution supporting DOAB and its services.
|Annual contribution level excluding VAT (USD / EUR)||DOAB membership||Combined membership||Combined premium membership||Special contribution|
|Large organisations from high income countries.||$1.800 / €1,500||$4.850 / €4,000||Upon request||TBD|
|Small organisations from high income countries||$1.200 / €1,000||$2.400 / €2,000||Upon request||TBD|
|Funding organisations||N/A||$9.700 / €8,000||Upon request||TBD|
|National or regional governments and international organisations||N/A||$6.000 / €5000||Upon request||TBD|
|Organisations from low- and middle- income countries; small non-profits; organisations with smaller budgets||$600 / €500||$1.200 / €1,000||Upon request||TBD|
Definition as to large/small follows local frameworks or may be at the discretion of the institution - get in touch to find out more. A 25% discount will be deducted from the individual contributions made by members of consortia of 10 or more participating organisations.
|Services||DOAB membership||Combined membership||Combined premium membership||Special contribution|
|Metadata integration. Customised feeds, integrating the metadata of OAPEN and DOAB collections in MARC21 or other formats. Available through knowledge bases, such as Ex Libris Primo, OCLC WorldCat and EBSCO Discovery Service.||X||X||X||X|
|Regular updates on, new features and general developments through email list for members.||X||X||X|
|Acknowledgement of contributors on the platform website(s) and via twitter account(s).||X||X||X|
|Right to use membership and logo in marketing activities.||X||X||X||X|
|Free hosting, distribution and preservation service in the OAPEN Library for affiliated publishing entities||X||X|
|Have your say. Give input to the continued development of the platform(s) services.||X||X||X|
|Usage reports: COUNTER-compliant usage reports institutional (IP-based) and geolocation (regional) for the OAPEN Library.||X||X|
|Online training by an OAPEN staff member for your institutional staff and/or your researchers on the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit – including a presentation, demo, and a Q&A round, elaborating how this toolkit is relevant to you and your team.||X|
|Presentation or documentation tailored to the needs of your organisation about the benefits of working with DOAB and OAPEN, the services we offer promoting open access books and how this benefits your users, researchers and/or authors. Created in collaboration with your organisation.||X|
|Newsletter announcement & blog post acknowledging your support, and elaborating on open access book developments, your motivations that led you to become involved.||X|
|Visibility through our occasional presentations on DOAB/OAPEN.||X|
Please contact Niels Stern, stern[@]oapen.org, for further details.