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Country Report: DOAB, OAPEN & OA Books in Germany

In 2021, for the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and the OAPEN Library we have seen growing interest and uptake amongst the German scholarly community. In no small part, thanks to growing support of the German library community and the addition of new German titles and publishers, a report of which we include below.

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Job opening: OAPEN is looking for a project manager

OAPEN Foundation is looking for a project manager to help managing a Horizon Europe funded project about research funder policies and strategies for open access books across Europe and beyond. The project (called PALOMERA) answered to this call and starts 1 January 2023.

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New collaboration between SCOAP³ For Books and OAPEN: Open Access Books in Particle Physics

The OAPEN Foundation is delighted to share the news that it has entered into an agreement with SCOAP³ for Books to provide a set of dedicated services around its open access book collection in Particle Physics.

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OAPEN 2020 Stakeholder report

30 June, 2021 In 2020, the OAPEN Foundation celebrated its 10 year anniversary as an open infrastructure service for open access (OA) books, providing services to publishers, libraries and research funders. The mission of OAPEN to increase discoverability of OA books and to build trust around OA books has been leading us through a challenging year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Update to metadata feeds (MARC)

17 June, 2021. Recently, we decided to deprecate the MARC21 feed based on feedback from our users. The same information (the same MARC fields and subfields) is also provided in our MARCXML feed which will remain active. The MARCXML feed complies to all technical standards and this format can be easily converted to other MARC formats in MARCEdit.

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First OPERAS national event in the Netherlands

23 May, 2021. OPERAS, the European Research Infrastructure for the development of open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities, is holding its first national node event in the Netherlands (OPERAS-NL) on 22nd June from 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST).

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DOAB and OAPEN enter into a new partnership with LYRASIS to develop its services for their U.S. partners

20 May, 2021. The DOAB Foundation and OAPEN Foundation are pleased to announce a new partnership with LYRASIS. Through this partnership, DOAB, OAPEN and LYRASIS will establish a pathway for U.S. institutions to support the continuing development of open infrastructure services for open access (OA) books.

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Workshop: Innovative business models for open access book publishing in Europe

23 March, 2021. Join us for this workshop on 6 different approaches to OA book publishing from various European publishers.

Each presenter will share their OA book publishing experiences and insights with an emphasis on the areas of: Revenue, Costs, Legal Issues & Workflows.

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SCOSS Campaign 60% of financial sustainability target

01 January, 2021. Thanks to new pledges of support from Canada, France and the Netherlands we surpassed the halfway point of our SCOSS campaign, currently at 60% of our financial target.

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Fresh system, fresh reports

16 December, 2020. Sometimes, new things come in pairs. In our case, the pivot from our legacy system to the DSpace environment coincided with an update of our usage reporting.

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Niels Stern appointed as Director of OAPEN and Co-Director of DOAB

25 November, 2020. OAPEN Foundation is delighted to announce that Niels Stern has been appointed as Director of OAPEN Foundation.

Niels will take over from Eelco Ferwerda on the 1st of January, as Eelco will retire at the end of this year.

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OAPEN 10 year anniversary

01 October, 2020. October 2010 marked the launch and official start of the OAPEN platform, take a look at some of our major milestones over the last 10 years via the infographic in this article.

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Launch of the OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit

30 September, 2020. A freely available toolkit: helping academic book authors to better understand open access book publishing.

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Launch of the Open Access Books Network

01 September, 2020. Together with OPERAS, ScholarLed and SPARC Europe we will be launching the Open Access Books Network (OABN): a space for passionate conversations about OA Books.

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