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OAPEN provides a dedicated infrastructure to support the discoverability of OA books. OAPEN hosts OA titles from many academic book publishers (including all titles provided through KU) and collaborates with research funders through its deposit service (Wellcome, European Research Council, Austrian Science Fund, Swiss National Science Foundation). Currently over 5,000 OA titles are hosted on OAPEN, accounting for nearly half of all the titles available in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

For all the books visit the OAPEN website: http://oapen.org/home

01 OAPEN Library Membership

The OAPEN Memebership services:

  • Deposit Service: Consists of an institutional uploading service for OA books and chapters by researchers affiliated with the member institution
  • Early Access to industry reports: Early access to reports tracking developments in the transition to Open Access, such as OA book publishers and models, licensing, policies, projects, and the growth of publications and usage
  • MARC21 Records creation: OAPEN members are entitled to enhanced metadata feeds for the entire OAPEN database, with full MARC21 records and other formats, enhanced with identifiers to link OA books to other (non-OA) editions (ISBNs and OCLC control numbers).
  • Usage Reports and Benchmarks: OAPEN members receive regular reports regarding the usage of OAPEN collections within their institution, and benchmark reports analysing usage of OA books and usage for their institution.