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Open Access: OA Books & Textbooks

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DOAB is an online directory of academic peer-reviewed books, published under a under an Open Access business model. 

Open Access Scholarly Book Publishers & Collections

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Open Humanities Press (OHP) is an international open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought freely available worldwide. All publications are peer-reviewed.

Open Book Publishers is an independent academic publisher, run by a group of international scholars. They publish books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Titles are available in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions, but they also include a free online edition that can be read via Google Books

Athabasca University Press Athabasca University is the first university in Canada to create an open access scholarly press. Access to all AU Press publications is free over the Internet and, wherever possible, its publications are licensed with Creative Commons.

Living Books About Life is a series of curated, open access books about life -- with life understood both philosophically and biologically -- which provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Produced by a globally-distributed network of writers and editors, the books in the series repackage existing open access science research by clustering it around selected topics whose unifying theme is life. All the books in the series are themselves ‘living’, in the sense that they are open to ongoing collaborative processes of writing, editing, updating, remixing and commenting by readers.

Open Access Textbooks

BC Open Textbook Collection collection of openly licensed textbooks.

Open Textbook Library an online catalogue of open textbooks. Faculty members can help evaluate the quality of textbooks by writing a review.

OpenStax College offers free online textbooks (and low-cost print versions) for common introductory university-level courses. The books are developed and peer-reviewed by educators and are also customizable to the course needs. OpenStax is a non-profit organization initiated by Rice University and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.

Flat World Knowledge offers free online textbooks that may also be downloaded for an extra fee. Instructors can modify the books for their courses or write their own to offer through the service.

Open Course Library

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