Open Access Books: OAPEN Projects Passes 2 Million Downloads, Adds New Publishers, and Enriched Metadata via Isidore
OAPEN is a project based in Europe, “dedicated to Open Access publishing of academic books.” A list of some of the publishers who contribute data to OAPEN can be found on this page.
The two millionth download of an open access book from the OAPEN database took place earlier this month. According to the OAPEN newsletter, “this is the number of downloads since we started measuring through a COUNTER compliant method with support of IRUS-UK in August 2013.”
More from the OAPEN Newsletter:
Ubiquity Press and Language Science Press are now hosting open access books on OAPEN.
Isidore is a search platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities developed by French research infrastructure Huma-Num. This January, Isidore started to enrich and index all books and metadata from OAPEN. Isidore currently offers over three million digital resources in three different languages: French, English and Spanish.
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