The Online Books Page Libraries Test a Model for Setting Monographs Free – Wired Campus - Blogs Librarians love to get free books into the hands of scholars and students who need them. Publishers love it when their books find readers—but they also need to cover the costs of turning an idea into a finished monograph. Now a nonprofit group called Knowledge Unlatched is trying out a new open-access model designed to make both librarians and publishers happy. Here’s how the “unlatching” works: Participating libraries pick a list of scholarly books they want to make open access. They pool money to pay publishers a title fee for each of those books. In return for the title fees, the publishers make Creative Commons-licensed, DRM-free PDFs of the selected books available for free download through the OAPEN digital platform (OAPEN stands for Open Access Publishing in European Networks), the HathiTrust digital repository, and eventually the British Library. Authors and publishers decide which Creative Commons license they’re comfortable using. “We exceeded our target by 50 percent,” Ms.
Spotlight on Open Access Books at COASP 2012 | Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Guest Blog: Janneke Adema, Directory of Open Access Books For the first time, 2012 saw the 4th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) feature an afternoon of sessions entirely dedicated to Open Access books. In his introduction, OAPEN’s Eelco Ferwerda highlighted that with this year’s milestones – the launch of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), PKP’s Open Monograph Press, and Springer’s announcement of SpringerOpen books – the time for Open Access monograph publishing has arrived, culminating in Open Access books being made part of the program at COASP. Things are speeding up for books, Ferwerda remarked. However, there are still a lot of unknowns: What will be the main business model for Open Access books? After the introduction, Lars Bjørnshauge, SPARC Europe Director of European Library Relations, chaired the first session on funding and publication Models for OA Books. The second part of the Open Access Books session focused on publishing models.
Traduction française du projet de loi allemande modifiant le droit d’auteur Publié le 18 mars 2013, par Thérèse HAMEAU Le projet de loi « Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Nutzung verwaister Werke und zu weiteren Änderungen des Urheberrechtsgesetzes und des Urheberrechtswahrnehmungsgesetzes » a été proposé en février 2013 par le ministère de la Justice. Il concerne un aménagement du droit d’auteur dans le domaine de la communication scientifique via un amendement de la loi allemande sur le droit d’auteur (Urheberrechtsgesetz) du 9 septembre 1965. Le service de traduction de l’Inist-Cnrs a assuré la traduction en français des passages du texte du projet qui sont parmi les plus éclairants. Article 1 3. a) Dans le paragraphe 1, phrase 1, les termes « reproduction et diffusion » sont remplacés par les termes « reproduction, diffusion et mise à disposition publique » b) Le paragraphe 4 suivant est ajouté : Exposé des motifs A. 2. L’Internet et la numérisation ont révolutionné l’accès aux connaissances et leur diffusion et en ont fait drastiquement baisser les coûts. B.
Argosy Medical HathiTrust Digital Library | Millions of books online DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books Open access: The true cost of science publishing Michael Eisen doesn't hold back when invited to vent. “It's still ludicrous how much it costs to publish research — let alone what we pay,” he declares. The biggest travesty, he says, is that the scientific community carries out peer review — a major part of scholarly publishing — for free, yet subscription-journal publishers charge billions of dollars per year, all told, for scientists to read the final product. “It's a ridiculous transaction,” he says. Eisen, a molecular biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, argues that scientists can get much better value by publishing in open-access journals, which make articles free for everyone to read and which recoup their costs by charging authors or funders. But publishers of subscription journals insist that such views are misguided — born of a failure to appreciate the value they add to the papers they publish, and to the research community as a whole. The past few years have seen a change, however. The cost of publishing
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The Online Books Page: Archives and Indexes General -- Non-English Language -- Specialty There's a vast range of online literature beyond what we index individually on The Online Books Page. Below we list some of the major sources and indexes of free online texts, in all languages, both general and specialized. General These are large, general-purpose collections with substantial English-language listings. Large-scale repositories -- Significant indexes and search aids -- Significant smaller-scale archives Large-scale repositories These are big collections of texts, big enough to act as small library-like collections in their own right. Significant indexes and search aids The sites below primarily provide search engines, indexes or useful link lists for finding online books. Significant smaller-scale archives Everything else we see worth listing that doesn't fit in more specialized categories. Non-English Languages Tyler Chambers's iLoveLanguages site has a comprehensive listing of various language and literature resources.