Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES)
Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES) is an initiative by various European institutions, infrastructures, and organizations (IBL-PAN, OPERAS, DOAJ, DOAB, EIFL, AEUP), as well as a number of French scientific publishers, aimed at supporting scientific communication in Ukraine and helping scholarly journals and academic publishers to continue their publishing activities.
Building stronger infrastructures to support open access books: LYRASIS, DOAB and OAPEN
In 2021, DOAB and OAPEN entered into a new partnership with LYRASIS to develop its services for U.S. partners. As DOAB continues to grow, now including well over 50,000 open access books, Sharla Lair, (LYRASIS), and Tom Mosterd, (DOAB-OAPEN) recently discussed what libraries, publishers and other U.S. partners may expect from both open infrastructure services for open access books in the near future.
SCOSS Campaign: DOAB/OAPEN reaches important funding milestone
The Hague, 17 August, 2021. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and OAPEN, jointly part of SCOSS’s second funding cycle, has met a significant milestone by reaching its three-year funding goal of 505,000 Euros in about 18 months, despite the COVID-19 challenge. SCOSS and DOAB/OAPEN would like to express their gratitude towards its global funding community of 89 institutions from 14 countries that have contributed to this campaign. Ahead lies now the challenge for DOAB/OAPEN to sustain this crucial financial support from the community.
DOAB partners with SciELO to further enhance publisher discoverability and simplify workflows
The Hague, 10 June, 2021. DOAB, a central discovery service for open access books, is pleased to introduce a new partnership with SciELO. Through this new initiative, SciELO Books becomes part of a group of several trusted platforms to enhance the discoverability of open access books and create a more seamless process for publishers to list their open access books in DOAB.
DOAB, OAPEN and open access books in Germany: a country report
In 2021, for the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and the OAPEN Library we have seen growing interest and uptake amongst the German scholarly community. In no small part, thanks to growing support of the German library community and the addition of new German titles and publishers, a report of which we include below.
Big Ten Academic Alliance and DOAB and OAPEN Announce a Three-Year Collective Action Agreement
The Hague, 17, May, 2021. The Big Ten Academic Alliance has entered into a three-year collective action agreement with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and OAPEN Library and Publication Platform (OAPEN) to provide financial support from all fifteen member libraries.
DOAB relaunches on the open source DSpace platform
The Hague, 17 February 2021. The DOAB Foundation is pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has successfully migrated to a new open source environment, based on DSpace 6. Following the migration, all its services will remain free of charge with all data being freely available.
The Hague, 14, October, 2020. 30,000+ open access books from over 400 publishers.
We are pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) recently reached two key milestones in terms of book coverage and unique publishers on its platform.
Who is responsible for DOAB?
The Hague, 01, January, 2020. The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of DOAB Foundation. DOAB Foundation is a non-profit legal entity under Dutch law (‘stichting’), established by OAPEN Foundation and OpenEdition.