We hope that making high quality metadata available in this way will remove a potential barrier when librarians are considering whether to include Open Access books in their collection. This effort also shows how readers, authors, publishers and institutions can benefit from Open Access publishing models. The Library catalogue currently lists fifty-five OPB books and we encourage readers to dive in!
St Andrews Library is enjoying working with an Open Access publisher and learning from the collaboration.
|Allegorical copper plate (1781) "Works of Darkness. A Contribution to the History of the Book Trade in Germany Presented Allegorically for the Benefit of and as a Warning to All Honest Booksellers" from Deazley R, Kretschmer M, Bently L (2010), Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright, Open Book Publishers, Cambridge|