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.
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 Jones's iLoveLanguages site has a comprehensive listing of various language and literature resources. Agriculture Audio
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books 25 sources of free public domain books This is an updated list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format. Every year new publications enter public domain. That means their intellectual property rights have expired or are not applicable any longer. The content of these works becomes available for public use. My advice is that if you want to get an ebook version of a classic novel like Pride and Prejudice, you should first check out the sites listed below. The dates books enter public domain vary between countries. This list will be updated yearly. Recommended overview: 50 awesome posters that encourage to read Art prints / Instant downloads A list of most awesome read posters from Etsy, Zazzle, Redbubble, Society6 and AllPosters. Free public domain books – 25 sources 1. Project Gutenberg is a top destination for free ebooks on the web. Over 44,000 publications were digitized by PG volunteers and are available for download (.mobi and .epub, among other formats) and to read online. 2. ⇢ Europeana 3.
Books SpringerOpen books The growing demand for open access publishing across all disciplines has led Springer to expand our open access program to fully open access books. As a further addition to our already established SpringerOpen journal portfolio we now offer authors in a wide range of areas within science, technology and medicine (STM) the option to publish open access books. Why publish a SpringerOpen book? Freely available online SpringerOpen books are freely and immediately available online at SpringerLink upon publication and are clearly labeled as 'open access'. High visibility In addition to SpringerLink all SpringerOpen books are listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), increasing visibility and discoverability for your work. Authors retain copyright SpringerOpen books are published under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license, so they can be reused and redistributed for non-commercial purposes as long as the original author is attributed. 1. 2. 3.
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COAR – Greater visibility and application of research through global networks of Open Access repositories 400 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader. Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Learn how to load ebook (.mobi) files to your Kindle with this video Religious Texts Assorted Texts This list of Free eBooks has received mentions in the The Daily Beast, Computer World, Gizmodo and Lifehacker. Support Open Culture We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads.
Open Monograph Press Open Monograph Press Open Monograph Press is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes and, scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP can operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities. Among the many features of OMP is its ability to… Handle edited volumes, with different authors for each chapter;Involve editors, authors, reviewers, designers, indexers, and others in book production;See submission through multiple rounds of both internal and external reviews;Utilize industry standard ONIX for bookseller metadata requirements (e.g., Amazon);Create document libraries for submissions, recording contracts, permissions, etc.