Thanks to this new collaboration with Thoth, publishers will now be able to create a record on BookMetaHub, send it to Thoth for further enhancement, and then gain access to additional output formats for future export. We are also working on sending data created on Thoth to the BookMetahub, so stay tuned!
Unser BookMetaHub wurde als ein frei nutzbares Tool konzeptualisiert, welches akademischen Verlagen dazu dienen soll, Buch- und Kapitelmetadatensätze über eine leicht zugängliche Benutzeroberfläche zu kreieren und zu bearbeiten. Diese können im Anschluss, vollständig upgedatet für das Indexieren in digitalen Umgebungen und gemäß den Empfehlungen zu Best Practises, in aktuellen Standards für BITS XML und Crossref-kompatiblen XMLs exportiert werden und zur vereinfachten (Re-)Registrierung der Datensätze genutzt bzw. zur (Re-)Distribution an weitere Plattformen, A&I Dienstleister geschickt werden.
Hierzu wurde auf dem Hub eine Infrastruktur angelegt, die es Herausgeber_innen erlaubt, einen eigenen Workspace einzurichten und ggf. über wenige Klicks verlagsintern Kolleg_innen einzuladen, um gemeinsam Metadaten zu bearbeiten.
In 2021 we were awarded the BMBF grant and launched the new platform in Beta one year later with basic upload, enhance, and export functions. Since then we have been on a steep learning curve, not least thanks to our publishing partners willing to test and share feedback about the platform and its functionalities with us.
We are excited to announce the final release of our BookMetaHub and to take stock of its full functionality and latest additions in today’s blog.
This year ScienceOpen was invited to the SSP to present their latest project, the BookMetaHub, a recently launched platform freely accessible for publishers to import and maintain or create rich metadata sets for their scientific book publications both on a book- and chapter-level to be used for further distribution.
To speed up the transformation to Open Access (OA), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will be funding 20 innovative projects over the next two years. We are proud to announce that ScienceOpen is participating with a project around Open Access book metadata for increased discoverability, and we would like to give a preview here of what we are working on.Continue reading “Shared Values, Common Benefits: The ScienceOpen OA Book Metadata Project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research”
Recently we announced our new open access book hosting services on ScienceOpen. All the more excited we are to kick off another partnership just in time before the holidays!
Carl Grossmann Verlag is an open access academic book publisher based in Berlin. On the forefront of cross-media publishing, Carl Grossmann Publishers make their titles available not only in print and online, but also in all electronic formats: PDF, EPUB, and MOBI for mobile readers, e-book apps, and Amazon Kindle. Moreover, they offer authors a transparent calculation/cost scheme to clearly set out the steps and connected costs of the publishing process. This is a welcome counter model to many academic publishers, which either do not offer such broad range of digital format outputs or open access publishing, or ask for astronomic prices without offering any insight as to the allocation of expenses nor any detailed information about the actual services being provided. The Carl Grossmann Verlag continues to grow their open access portfolio German and English and all of their titles can be explored in an attractive Carl Grossmann Books collection on ScienceOpen.Continue reading “Carl Grossmann Publishers Joins ScienceOpen for Open Access Book Hosting”
ScienceOpen has been promoting Open Science from the beginning. For years we helped advancing this goal by supporting researchers and publishers to make science more visible, accessible, and reproducible. With this we aim to meet the global call(s) for openness and offer solutions that can benefit all.
The technical backbone
The ScienceOpen platform provides a unique advanced indexing, hosting, and publishing environment that is freely accessible and embedded within an interactive discovery and communication infrastructure of more than 60 million publication records—including journal articles, conference papers, open peer reviews, preprints—and offers free poster and preprint publication (incl. versioning) for researchers.
Last year, we launched within our framework the UCL Open publishing platform for the UCL Open: Environment multi-disciplinary journal. In close collaboration with our partner UCL Press, an alternative space for new modes of scientific content community curation was created.
The platform received a new infrastructural branch to include books and book chapters, an essential advancement that offers an additional channel for our researchers, customers, and users to promote and discover relevant content and to expand their portfolio or profile.