More and more journals have gone open access, now it’s time for open access books!
OAPEN - Open Access Publishing in European Networks is an initiative in Open Access publishing for humanities and social sciences monographs. Several European university presses have joined the initiative that aims to improve the accessibility and dissemination of academic books. “The traditional book publishing model", they state, “is no longer sustainable".
OAPEN was launched last autumn at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Their first conference will be held at the end of this week in Berlin
Searching for anthropology gives 289 hits, among others these books. All books can be downloaded as pdf-files:
- The cultural context of biodiversity conservation; seen and unseen dimensions of indigenous knowledge among Q’eqchi’ communities in Guatemala (by Petra Maass)
- Citizenship in the Arab World : Kin, Religion and Nation-State (by Gianluca P. Parolin)
- Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat (by Jan Pouwer)
- Illegal Migration and Gender in a Global and Historical Perspective (Schrover, Marlou, Leun, Joanne van der, Lucassen, Leo & Quispel, Chris)
- Europe’s Invisible Migrants (by Smith, Andrea L., ed.)
- Witchcraft continued: Popular magic in modern Europe (by Willem de Blécourt & Owen Davies)
- Democratisation in the Middle East : Dilemmas and perspectives (by Birgitte Rahbek)
- Nuussuarmiut :Hunting families on the big headland (by Keld Hansen)
- Diaspora and Transnationalism : Concepts, Theories and Methods (by Thomas Faist and Rainer Bauböck)
- Braving Troubled Waters : Sea Change in a Dutch Fishing Community (by Rob van Ginkel)
- Ethnic Minorities and Regional Development in Asia : Reality and Challenges (by Huhua Cao)
and many more! Check http://oapen.org (Thanks, Marjut for the link!)
Meanwhile, Owen Wiltshire has published a draft of his thesis about making anthropology accessible online including a summary
UPDATE: Free ebooks by Australian National University E-Press (via Kerim Friedman)
Democratic Publishing = Web + Paper
SSOAR - The first Social Science Open Access Repository is online
1st of May is Open Access Anthropology Day!
(updated) Danah Boyd on Open Access: “Boycott locked-down journals”
For Open Access: “The pay-for-content model has never been successful”
antropologi.info survey: Six anthropologists on Anthropology and Internet
Why Open Access?