KOALA project

In the KOALA project, consortial solutions for financing open access are being established. Collaborative funding of open access journals and book series by academic libraries is an alternative to the dominant APC model (article processing charges), where articles are paid for individually by authors or their institutions. During the project period, the TIB will work with the Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) of the University of Konstanz to establish at least one corresponding consortium as a funding partner for open access periodicals. Within this framework, further analyses will be carried out and conversions of periodicals to open access will be accompanied. In addition, a central helpdesk for editors who need help with the transition to open access or with finding sustainable funding will be created. The infrastructure created by KOALA enables fair and sustainable financing of quality-assured open access publications. It contributes to removing financial hurdles for authors and thus facilitates participation in open access publications.

https://projects.tib.eu/koala/en/

Affordable Course Content

Affordable course content describes any free, low-cost, or openly licensed educational resources that can serve as alternatives to high-cost resources. Affordable course content can include textbooks, digital courseware, course modules, videos, journal articles, and any other materials used to support learning.

Most affordable course content still retains traditional copyright licensing, including restrictions on how a resource can be used or shared.  The exception is OER, which are free of cost and most copyright restrictions, allowing them to be freely used, revised, saved, and distributed.

ezPAARSE

ezPAARSE is a free and open-source software that can ingest your (proxy) log files and show how users access subscribed electronic resources on publishers’websites.

ezPAARSE is a free and open-source software that can ingest your (proxy) log files and show how users access subscribed electronic resources on publishers’websites.

In France, 63 institutions use ezPAARSE to process 1,934 days of logs and so to generate 635,500,369 UEs distributed on 212 publisher’s platforms and 3,809,676 journals and ebooks distinct titles.

https://www.ezpaarse.org

PubFactory

PubFactory is built from the ground up to support books, reference works and journals in a variety of XML formats, with full support for PDF, images and other rich media.

http://www.pubfactory.com

PubPub

PubPub is a platform that enables the exploration of three core experiments: 1) author-driven publishing, 2) distributed and dynamic peer review, and 3) grassroots journals that serve as tools for curation. Through these three experiments, we seek to uncover new paths and opportunities for collaborative publishing.

https://www.pubpub.org/

Scinapse

What is Scinapse?
Scinapse is a free search engine for academic papers. As of April 2019, it indexes more than 200 million articles from more than 40,000 journals. It has more than 300,000 visitors on a monthly basis, as of April 2019.

Scinapse currently runs on a database collected from four major sources, namely Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), Semantic Scholar Open Research Corpus (ORC), Springer Nature SciGraph, and PubMed. Refer to each source to investigate what they cover. Scinapse does not cover anything else.

https://scinapse.io/

Perspectivia.net

The publication platform of the Max Weber Foundation

The Max Weber Foundation (MWS) is a federal foundation. It currently maintains ten research institutes as well as several branch offices or temporary research groups in a total of 13 countries and a joint office in Bonn. MWS is intensively involved in the field of digital publishing and Open Access. Since 2008, it provides the publication platform perspectivia.net for the publication and dissemination of the scientific results of its institutes. Providing free access to research results is perspectivia.net’s core mission.
Free access to knowledge

The electronic publication platform perspectivia.net sees itself as an international, epoch-spanning and interdisciplinary portal for publications in the humanities. As an infrastructure of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, the publications published by the institutes and their cooperation partners are made freely accessible here. The Max Weber Foundation is committed to the principles of Open Access and perspectivia.net promotes free access to knowledge and accompanies the transformation of the humanities towards an open science.
Our Content

In the publication series on perspectivia.net you will find both texts already published in print (retrodigital copies) and genuine online publications. All types of scholarly texts are represented, from journals, monographs and anthologies to workshop and conference reports, individual lectures and reviews. In addition, the platform presents extensive image material as well as audio and video files. Since basic research is one of the Max Weber Foundation’s special concerns, perspectivia.net increasingly provides database solutions for the presentation of source editions.

https://perspectivia.net

Orvium

Orvium is the scientific publishing platform that helps researchers and institutions to share their work, create open access journals, and streamline peer review.

https://orvium.io/