Info for librarians

Which publishers are involved in the project?

Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Taylor & Francis, Berg Publishers, Liverpool University Press and University Wales Press are all participating in the OAPEN-UK and have had scholarly monographs selected for inclusion in the pilot.

How many titles are in project and what are they?

A total of 76 HSS scholarly monographs were selected, making 33 pairs. View the list of titles by group.

**Please note that there are two sheets in the spreadsheet – the experimental group titles and the control group titles. To help you work out which of the titles you have already available we have included the ISBNs of the titles.

Where will the Experimental Group titles be available from?

The experimental group titles are all available under creative commons licensing and can be downloaded in PDF from the OAPEN Library platform. In the spreadsheet I have included the direct links to each of the experimental titles on the OAPEN Library.

They are also available in Google Book Search as 100% previews (again links provided in spreadsheet). In addition, the OUP, T&F titles and Palgrave titles will be available on their own platforms.

Are MARC records available for the Experimental Group titles?

If you wish to set up direct links to experimental group titles from your library catalogue, the OAPEN Library provides MARC records for download. I would encourage you to explore this option as not only are the 38 titles in our pilot available on the OAPEN Library platform, there are also many other titles from publishers which may be of interest to your users.  Download the MARC records

What about through library discovery systems?

OAPEN Library is included in the library discovery services of three providers for automated library solutions: WorldCat by OCLC, Primo Central Index by Ex Libris and Summon by Serials Solutions.

Can the Experimental Group titles be made available in institutional repositories?

Yes, if your institution has an institutional repository, the author(s) of the titles may wish to deposit their title – you can check to see if there is an author at your institution using the ‘author affiliation’ field in the spreadsheet.

Where are the Control Group titles being made available?

The control group titles will be made available through the publishers’ standard routes – their platforms and aggregators. It is business as usual with these titles. All the control group titles are available in Google Book Search as 10% previews.

Can you still purchase print copies of the Experimental and Control Group titles?

Yes. Libraries and individual users can purchase print copies of all the titles. Links from the OAPEN Library, Google Book Search and the publishers’ website to purchase print copies of the Experimental Group titles are available. The purchase of print copies of the Control Group titles is the same as usual.

Will librarians be included in the research?

Yes, librarians will be invited to participate in the focus groups, interviews and surveys. The first round of focus groups are taking place in November so if you are interested, or are keen to participate in the project, please visit the events page or contact me on

How can you stay up to date with the project?

• Follow @oapenuk the #oapenuk on twitter