OAPEN is pleased to announce the launch of the Directory of Open Access Books, a discovery service for peer-reviewed books published under an Open Access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide the metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. These metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. There are currently just over 20 publishers participating with about 750 Open Access books, and new publishers and books will be added in the next few days.
A link to DOAB has been added to our Open Access subject guide, where you’ll find a wealth of information, resources, policies etc. about OA.