Open Access Movement is alive – also for Books!
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For the twelfth consecutive year the journal Charleston Advisor is sponsoring a series of awards for the best and worst electronic products of interest to libraries. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has won the award for “Best New Product”.
According to the journal, DOAB ‘shows that the Open Access movement is as alive and well for books as it is for journals.’ The full article is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.5260/chara.14.2.3
- Read the DOAB User Needs Report, released on 14 November 2012: http://doabooks.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/doab-user-needs-report-released/
- DOAB supports ‘Knowledge Unlatched’, Frances Pinter’s initiative to develop a global library consortium to cover the fixed costs of publishing scholarly books and thereby create a new, Open Access business model for academic book publishers. More information can be found at www.knowledgeunlatched.org .