OA Week 2020 Interview: the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Funding for Open Access Books 

Amidst a year filled with turmoil and change, the International Open Access Week makes its annual return (19-26 October). Its theme is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity & Inclusion’. As part of Open Access week the Open Access Books Network (OABN) would like to zoom in on a few developments in the open access books world through a series of interviews. As part of this second interview Agata Morka (OABN) spoke with  Hans de Jonge (NWO) to learn more about a dedicated funding scheme for open access books.

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OA Week 2020 Interview: OpenBPC – transparency around open access book transactional data

Amidst a year filled with turmoil and change, the International Open Access Week makes it annual return (19-26 October). Its theme is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity & Inclusion’. As part of Open Access week the Open Access Books Network (OABN) would like to zoom in on a few developments in the open access books world through a series of interviews. As part of this first interview Agata Morka (OABN) spoke with Max Mosterd (Knowledge Unlatched) to learn more about the OpenBPC initiative. Continue reading “OA Week 2020 Interview: OpenBPC – transparency around open access book transactional data”

Open Access Week 2020: Events on open access books

Amidst a year filled with turmoil and change, the yearly Open Access Week makes it return on October 19th. Its theme is ‘Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity & Inclusion’. With just one week left until the start of Open Access Week 2020 we have pulled together a list of events on topics related to open access books, which are open to all, that may interest you. Continue reading “Open Access Week 2020: Events on open access books”

What is the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)?

This post is part of the BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books series. A live session will be held via this Zoom link on October 20th at 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST, when we will interview Peter Suber (Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and the the Harvard Open Access Project, and Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society), Milica Ševkušić (Librarian at the Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia; Member of the Repository Development Team at the University of Belgrade Computer Centre; and EIFL Open Access Country Coordinator in Serbia) and Gary Price (librarian, writer and consultant) about the Open Access Tracking Project discussed in this post. If you have any comments or questions for Peter and Milica, please add them to the comments section below so they can be included in the conversation on October 20th — and join us at the event if you can!

This event has now taken place — you can watch the recording here.

Co-written by Peter Suber, Milica Ševkušić, Tom Mosterd and Lucy Barnes

The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), initiated by Peter Suber in 2009, is a crowd-sourced social-tagging project that runs on open-source software. It captures news and comment on open access (OA) to research in every academic field and region of the world. Continue reading “What is the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)?”