DOAB after relaunch with extended functions

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The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a service of the DOAB Foundation together with partners from the international Open Access community, which indexes and provides access to over 34,000 scholarly open access books. By migrating its service to DSpace, a free software for running document servers, DOAB reaffirms its commitment to Open Science. DSpace provides tools for capturing, storing, and redistributing digital resources and is often used for institutional repositories. With the redesign of the platform, all services will remain free and all data will be freely available.

According to its executives, the relaunch of the DOAB platform offers, among other things, additional functionality and features that improve service for all stakeholders. “The renewed DOAB platform enables libraries, data aggregators and others to make use of several metadata feeds, OAI harvesting options and connects their applications directly through an API.” says Ronald Snijder, Deputy Director of the OAPEN Foundation.

“The migration of DOAB to a robust, community-driven, open system such as DSpace, is a milestone in the development of the service” said Pierre Mounier, coordinator of OPERAS and co-director of DOAB. “The renewed platform provides a solid basis for the future development of the OPERAS certification service that will bring more trust in OA books.”


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