projects, partners, publishers, annual report
OAPEN projects, partners, publishers & annual report

First books OAPEN-ERC online

After announcing our cooperation with the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the OAPEN-ERC project last February, the first titles within this project are now included in the OAPEN Library. OAPEN welcomes all authors of publications resulting from ERC funded research to deposit their book or chapter with us. Also, we aggregate publications with OA licenses, and titles already in the OAPEN Library are updated with ERC grant information. This is the start of what we trust will be a considerable collection of ERC funded books and book chapters. For more information on the ERC deposit service, please check out our website, or contact us at

OAPEN-CH collection first call complete
All books from the first call of the OAPEN-CH project that the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) conducted together with academic publishers are now included in the OAPEN Library. Reflecting the Swiss linguistic diversity, the collection features titles in four different languages: German, French, Italian, and English.

Jisc & OAPEN project: Investigating Open Access Monograph Services
As part of the project ‘Investigating Open Access Monograph Services’, OAPEN and Jisc Collections have published two guides: ‘Publisher information on open access monographs’ presents recommendations for information that OA monograph publishers should make available on their websites to make their service clear to end users. The second guide, ‘Metadata for open access monographs’ recommends a list of metadata for OA book publishers and other stakeholders. Both guides were developed in consultation with research funders, researchers, university and library staff and monograph publishers.
If you would like to read more about the project and its results, please visit the project pages at the Jisc website.
Knowledge Unlatched Round 2 & KU Select 2016
OAPEN hosts the books that are made open access through Knowledge Unlatched since 2014, when the first pilot collection was unlatched. Together with KU, we are currently in the process of making books from the second round openly available. Including the 28 titles from the first round, there are now 88 KU books in the OAPEN Library.
For the next round, KU is asking interested publishers to submit both frontlist and backlist titles for the next KU collection: KU Select 2016.
Publishers interested in participating in the Knowledge Unlatched books programme for the Humanities and Social Sciences and have not received notification yet from KU should contact Christina Emery ( Please see for further details.
Wellcome Trust collection
Global charitable foundation Wellcome Trust was one of the first major research funders to include monographs and chapters in its open access policy. Starting 2014, the results of these grants are also made available in the OAPEN Library. The collection is growing steadily and mainly consists of titles in the area of medical humanities. Check out all twenty-nine books and book chapters funded by the Wellcome Trust in the OAPEN Library.
New publishers
We are happy to see more publishers producing OA books and making them available through the OAPEN Library. In the past months, we have welcomed a number of new publishers to OAPEN: University California PressIntellectModern Academic PublishingFrancoAngeli and Oxford University Press

OAPEN annual report
The OAPEN annual report of 2015 was released this May. The report contains data on the growth of the collection and its usage, describes recent projects such as the ERC deposit service and the OAPEN-CH project, and new partners such as the Austrian National Consortium. The report also mentions technical improvements, such as CoreSource metadata delivery, adding DOIs to OAPEN records, and OpenAIRE and Google Scholar compliancy. You can read the full report at our website.
For more information, please contact Eelco Ferwerda, director of the OAPEN Foundation
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