Newsletter - September 2010

Launch of the OAPEN Library at the Frankfurt Book Fair

We are pleased to announce that OAPEN, the European project dedicated to Open Access publishing of academic books, will officially launch the OAPEN Library at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 12 AM in Hall 4.2 - C 1433 (Education Hot Spot stage) of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The launching ceremony of the OAPEN Library will mark the start of the first dedicated collection of freely available academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences from across Europe. Through the OAPEN Library we aim to build a branded collection of Open Access peer-reviewed books and to increase the visibility and retrievability of high-quality European research. We also aim to promote Open Access book publishing by developing common standards, based on transparent procedures for peer review and recommendations for OA licences.

It is of course no coincidence that we have chosen the Frankfurt Book Fair, the oldest and largest book fair in the world and vitally important to the international book trade, to launch the OAPEN Library and introduce a new business model for academic books, based on Open Access to academic information. We believe the OAPEN Library will contribute to a new and vibrant future of the academic monograph in the digital age.

We hope to welcome you at the ceremony. If you wish to attend, please let us know through JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

Visit us at the Frankfurt Book Fair

OAPEN will have its own stand at the Fair, in order to talk to interested publishers. In the coming months, we will approach academic publishers from across Europe to take part in the OAPEN Library. If you wish to learn more about OAPEN at the fair, please make an appointment with project coordinator Eelco Ferwerda, JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Our stand is in Hall 4.2, C412.

For more information please contact  Eelco Ferwerda (Amsterdam University Press) JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .