Availability of Open Access Books in DOAB: An Analytical Study

  • S. Dhanavandan Dr. S. Dhanavandan Assistant Librarian Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University Gandhigram -624 302 Dindigul Dt, Tamil Nadu
  • M. Tamizhchelvan Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Gandhigram-624 302, Dindigul Dt. Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Open access, Directory of Open Access Books, DOAB, licenses


This paper discusses the availability of open access books which are available in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). The relevant data has been collected from the open access directory from http://www.openbooks.org/ on 25 October 2015. Among the 3379 books, 1584 (46.88 %) books are published in English which includes 445 books which have no licenses, 83 books have CC BY; 153 books have CC-BY-NC; 814 books have CC-BY-NC-ND; 36 books have CC-BY-NC-SA; 24 books have CC-BY-ND and 29 books have CC-BY-SA licenses. It is found that 21 books have not mentioned its authors in the directory.   


How to Cite
Dhanavandan, S., & Tamizhchelvan, M. (2016). Availability of Open Access Books in DOAB: An Analytical Study. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 36(2). https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.36.2.9440