OpenAPC and Knowledge Unlatched Launch Public Dataset on Book Processing Charge
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) and OpenAPC, operated by the University of Bielefeld, are expanding the OpenAPC dataset to support the inclusion of Book Processing Charges (BPCs). The first deposit includes all of the payments made by KU to publishers for the KU Select programs, equalling almost 1,000 books. KU is also planning to share further transactional data for the other collections for which it collects funding.
The extension of OpenAPC with the KU contribution marks the start of a new public database for OA books. Dirk Pieper, Deputy Director of Bielefeld University Library, states: “We are delighted with this extension and growth into a more comprehensive dataset. We invite other funders of OA books to follow and share their data so that we can build an informative resource for the OA book community”.
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