January 23, 2022

Open Access Books: OAPEN Projects Passes 2 Million Downloads, Adds New Publishers, and Enriched Metadata via Isidore

2015-05-28_10-15-14OAPEN 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:

New Publishers

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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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.