Open Research Library



Your central hosting platform for Open Access Books

The Open Research Library (ORL) will include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 20,000 Open Access books. This vital infrastructure will include the most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed Open Access books accessible for everyone. Libraries investing in the Open Research Library contribute to the development of a dedicated infrastructure for the global research community, while participating libraries have the opportunity to benefit from a set of exclusive services.

Why Invest in the Open Research Library?

Vital Infrastructure
Pricing & Benefits
Development Roadmap
Vital Infrastructure

The Open Research Library shall serve as a vital infrastructure for the needs of the scholarly community amongst others, promoting Open Access to scholarly works. With the support of libraries and research institutions worldwide, the Open Research Library will be able to develop its infrastructure benefitting everyone.

Combining all Open Access book content in one place, for easy discovery and user-friendly navigation as well as further dissemination into third party systems.

Future development roadmap to be decided upon by a high profile board of publishers and librarians.

Pricing & Benefits

Open Research Library Basic Membership

 

Individualized COUNTER 5 usage statistics

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Listed as a supporter of the Open Research Library

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Contribute to the development roadmap of the Open Research Library

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Pricing: $1,200 // €1,000 // £900 per annum for a three-year period

 


Open Research Library Premium Membership

 

Individualized COUNTER 5 usage statistics

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Branded Library Microsite

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Admin features to customize content display

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MARC record delivery

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Contribute to the development roadmap

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Listed as a supporter of the Open Research Library

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Pricing: $2,400 // €2,000 // £1,800 per annum for a three-year period

 

Development Roadmap

Development Roadmap:

Full-text searching across the entire database (beyond the metadata allowing to search within any given book)

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Download format choice for a given title (PDF or ePub)

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Expanded metadata elements in the user interface (FundRef, NERD, etc.)

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Enhanced metadata, improving metadata supplied by publisher

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Support for annotation

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Comprehensive coverage of other OA content (journals, video, poster, audio, etc.)



Learn More About the Open Research Library



The beta-version of the Open Research Library (ORL) is now live and can be accessed here: https://openresearchlibrary.org/home
. Browse and search for Open Access books from varies publishers and providers, currently including all Knowledge Unlatched books, and with many more books to follow during the coming months.


Browse and search
Apply various filters and views across the entire Library

Curated Collections
Find Open Acces books curated by collection, publisher, provider and more

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Premium Membership Services

Microbranded library site
Highlight faculty OA Books, curate collections, and more

Customize Content Displays
Display the most relevant collections for your users

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Get Involved

 
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