OpenEdition

The First Crowdfunding Initiative for French-language OA Content

 

OpenEdition Books Select is the first crowdfunding program for Open Access development in French-language scientific publishing. With OpenEdition Books Select, libraries can contribute to making high-quality French-language content available Open Access, provided by the key academic publishers in the humanities and social sciences. The program is led by OpenEdition, the French non-profit initiative promoting innovative and fair Open Access models, supported by the main French research institutions.

 
 

Why join OpenEdition?

  • A transparent and sustainable model that meets the needs of the scientific community while promoting bibliodiversity and multilingualism.
  • Bibliodiversity and multilingualism are at the heart of OpenEdition’s strategy, which is why a multilingual approach in academic publishing should be encouraged in the international context.
  • Readers from all over the world can freely access multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed content in the Humanities and Social Sciences in French language
  • Libraries can share costs and play an active role in spreading knowledge

  • Authors can more easily and widely disseminate their findings
  • Publishers get funds to secure Open Access
  • OpenEdition Books Select allows libraries to directly support Open Access in French-language scientific publishing, in keeping with an ethical approach and at reasonable, transparent costs.
  • The collection includes 30 books, of which 10 frontlist titles and 20 backlist titles
  • 125 slots are available for libraries and institutions at $1,475 // €1,200 // £1,050 per slot


  • Watch the explanation video in English below

    Watch the explanation video in French below



    Join us in one of our Webinars!


    OpenEdition and Knowledge Unlatched invite you to four webinars in which we will present the model and benefits to you in either French or English language. There are two webinars planned for librarians in Europe and two for librarians in North America, see details below.
    09th October: 10am Berlin/Paris time
    French language webinar for Europe
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/225586983
    Meeting ID: 225 586 983
    Or Telephone:
    France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188, +33 (0) 7 5678 4048
    Belgium: +32 (0) 2 588 4188
    Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188, +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
    Switzerland: +41 (0) 31 528 0988
    Other international numbers available: here
    23rd October: 11am Berlin/Paris time
    English language webinar for Europe
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/428782748
    Meeting ID: 428 782 748
    Or Telephone:
    France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188, +33 (0) 7 5678 4048
    Belgium: +32 (0) 2 588 4188
    Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188, +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
    Switzerland: +41 (0) 31 528 0988
    Other international numbers available: here
    23rd October: 10am Eastern time
    French language webinar for N. America
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/428782748
    Meeting ID: 428 782 748
    Or iPhone one-tap: US: +1 6468769923,428782748# or +1 6699006833,428782748#
    Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968
    International numbers available: here
    25th October: 12pm Eastern time
    English language webinar for N. America
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/328212500
    Meeting ID: 328 212 500
    Or iPhone one-tap: US: +1 6468769923, 328212500# or +1 6699006833, 328212500#
    Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968
    International numbers available: here
     

     

    If you have any other questions, please contact us, we are happy to help!