Open Monograph Press

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Open Monograph Press (OMP) https://pkp.sfu.ca/omp/ is open source software used for publishing e-books. The software is developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP)  https://pkp.sfu.ca/. In addition to OMP, PKP develops open source software for publishing periodicals, organizing conferences and harvesting metadata on books and periodicals from the web. PKP are supported by Stanford University and Simon Fraser University https://pkp.sfu.ca/development-partners/, amongst others. In Denmark, PKP's most widely used software is Open Journal Systems (OJS), through which journals can be published. See more here: /baggrundsartikler/open-journal-systems/ .

 

OMP helps to increase exposure of a publication

A publication made via an OMP server is searchable in Google, and Open Access publications can be entered into the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) http://www.doabooks.org/. OMP makes it possible to publish books as e-books in a variety of formats as well as attaching additional information such as the ISBN (http://www.isbn.dk/index.php?doc=Sporgsmal_og_svar )and Digital Object Identifier Number (DOI numbers) (http://www.doi.org/index.html)  to the publications. Thus, OMP’s searchability and registration possibilities make it a good tool for lending greater visibility to ones books.

 

OMP in Denmark

The software is relatively new, but Aarhus University Library is now making an OMP server available to employees at Aarhus University, which will enable the free publishing of material with all the benefits this service brings: http://ebooks.au.dk/index.php/aul


  • 04.05.2015 Oprettet af Jesper Boserup Thestrup