Both DOAB & OAPEN are essential open infrastructure providers. DOAB (The Directory of Open Access Books) is a community-driven index of scholarly peer-reviewed open access books increasing their discoverability and helping users find trusted open access book publishers. DOAB is governed jointly by OAPEN and OpenEdition and operated by OAPEN, which promotes and supports the transition to open access for peer-reviewed books by connecting academic publishers with libraries and funders through its infrastructure services providing hosting, distribution, and preservation of OA books. Both DOAB and OAPEN have performed a POSI self-audit.
The OBC envisions the creation of a diverse and sustainable future for OA, and service provider members are crucial to that. We believe in collectivism, non-competition, and moving way from Book Processing Charges. The OBC gathers together a range of OA presses and publishing service provider initiatives that fit our membership criteria, creating a trusted group of OA initiatives for libraries to support, and for authors and readers to explore. In this way, the OBC assists publishers in securing sustainable revenue streams to fund a fair and diverse future for OA books.
If you are a service provider working in line with our values and are interested in learning more and joining the OBC to strengthen the community of OA initiatives and access collective funding, feel free to contact our outreach team or apply directly.
If you are a library interested in finding out more about the Open Book Collective, get in touch with us at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!
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