Open Access eBooks – 5 Part Series

Last week was Open Access Week, and in honor of that Sue Polanka at No Shelf Required posted a series of articles on OA eBooks, each highlighting a different open access eBook platform. Here are her excellent posts:

Open Access eBooks Part One – The OAPEN
“OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences.”

Open Access eBooks Part Two – SciELO
“The SciELO Books Portal publishes national and thematic collections of academic books online with the objective of maximizing the visibility, accessibility, use and impact of the research results, essays and studies that are published in them.”

Open Access eBooks Part Three – DOAB
“The Directory of Open Access Books – The DOAB – is a service of the OAPEN Foundation. As of Monday evening, they provided the metadata for 1217 peer reviewed, academic, open access ebooks from 33 publishers.”

Open Access eBooks Part Four – CLACSO
“CLACSO-Latin America Social Science Council´s open access and interoperable institutional repository offers open access to the full-text of a collection of 692 books published by CLACSO”

Open Access eBooks Part Five – Knowledge Unlatched
“Knowledge Unlatched is not yet an eBook collection, but an initiative to bring open access eBooks to fruition though the collaborative efforts of authors, publishers, and libraries.”