OAPEN – open access for books

Eelco Ferwerda

Wed 04 Mar 2020

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The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. OAPEN operates two platforms, the OAPEN Library (www.oapen.org), a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books, and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB, www.doabooks.org), a discovery service for OA books. We work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books, and provide services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.

OAPEN’s goals are:
* to build a branded collection of open access peer-reviewed titles ;
* to increase the visibility and retrievability of high-quality publications ;
* to promote open access book publishing.

This blog highlights new developments taking place at OAPEN or at the field of open access books.