Open Access Books: How to Find, Acquire, and Use Them

Over 40,000 open access academic books are now cataloged in the Directory of Open Access Books. This is, however, a subset of the titles becoming available thanks to increased funding, in both the US and Europe. Many are of extremely high quality and from well-known as well as innovative new publishers. Because library vendors struggle with the business model, there are obstacles for libraries in trying to acquire these titles. This presentation from the 2021 Annual Conference of the American Library Association explores the changing landscape of OA ebooks and describes successful strategies adopted by libraries to add them to collections and support their publishing, discovery, and use.

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Work Title Open Access Books: How to Find, Acquire, and Use Them
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Open Access
Creators
  1. Charles Watkinson
  2. Kate McCready
  3. Ana Enriquez
  4. Martin Garnar
Keyword
  1. open access
  2. open access monograph
  3. open access ebook
  4. metadata
  5. open access publishing
  6. library
  7. publishing
License CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
Work Type Presentation
Publication Date June 2021
DOI doi:10.26207/skny-tn23
Deposited May 24, 2021

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    • Over 40,000 open access academic books are now cataloged in the Directory of Open Access Books. This is, however, a subset of the titles becoming available thanks to increased funding, in both the US and Europe. Many are of extremely high quality and from well-known as well as innovative new publishers. Because library vendors struggle with the business model, there are obstacles for libraries in trying to acquire these titles. This presentation from the 2021 Annual Conference of the American Library Association explores the changing landscape of OA ebooks and describes successful strategies adopted by libraries to add them to collections and support their publishing, discovery, and use.
    • Over 40,000 open access academic books are now cataloged in the Directory of Open Access Books. This is, however, a subset of the titles becoming available thanks to increased funding, in both the US and Europe. Many are of extremely high quality and from well-known as well as innovative new publishers. Because library vendors struggle with the business model, there are obstacles for libraries in trying to acquire these titles. This presentation from the 2021 Annual Conference of the American Library Association explores the changing landscape of OA ebooks and describes successful strategies adopted by libraries to add them to collections and support their publishing, discovery, and use.
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