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With a notable contribution to the visibility of academic publishers and their catalogues, the SciELO Books collection celebrates 10 years of operation with the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure and capabilities for publishing digital academic books.

Upon completing 10 years, the SciELO Books collection operates in network with 20 active publishers. The collection comprises around 1,600 books, of which 62% are open access. There are more than 13,000 chapters in open access. In the past ten years, open access books have served an annual average of more than 1 million downloads.

SciELO Books is an integral part of the SciELO Program led by FAPESP, with support from CAPES and CNPq and relies on the sponsorship of the Associação Brasileira de Editoras Universitárias (ABEU) and the Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe (EULAC). It is also a member of the Directory of Open Access Books Trusted Platform.

The books from SciELO Books are available in the main commercial eBook stores like Amazon, Google, Kobo, and in search engines (Discovery Services) such as OCLC WorldCat, ExLibris, EBSCO, DOAB, OpenLibrary, and Internet Archive.

The event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SciELO Books is intended as a forum for the recognition of advances and challenges and, above all, for a debate on the future of the digital book in the light of open access and open science.



09:00 – 10:00


MLS Abel L Packer, Diretor do Programa SciELO, Coordenador de Projeto da FapUNIFESP [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [DOWNLOAD]

Prof. Dr. Marco Antonio Zago, Presidente da FAPESP [CV Lattes]

Prof. Dr. Luiz Eugênio Mello, Diretor Científico da FAPESP [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Google Scholar]

Dra. Nísia Trindade Lima, Presidente da FIOCRUZ [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Google Scholar]

Prof. Dr. João Carlos Salles Pires da Silva, Reitor da UFBA [CV Lattes] [ORCID]

Profa. Dra. Maysa Furlan, Vice Reitora da Unesp [CV Lattes]

Profa. Dra. Rita Virgínia Argollo, Presidente da ABEU [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Interview] [DOWNLOAD]

10:00 – 11:30

SciELO Books advances and challenges

Márcia Azevedo de Abreu, representante no Comitê Consultivo SciELO Livros e docente na UNICAMP [CV Lattes]

O que é o livro digital? Amanda Ramalho [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [DOWNLOAD]

As editoras acadêmicas do Brasil rumo à publicação digital, Profa. Dra. Lou-Ann Kleppa, [CV Lattes] [ORCID]

Desafíos para el diálogo SciELO Livros-América Latina, Prof. Dr. Juan Felipe Córdoba-Restrepo [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [DOWNLOAD]

Desafios da avaliação de originais para publicação em livro pelas editoras universitárias, Prof. Dr. Gilberto Hochman [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [DOWNLOAD]

SciELO Livros nas Redes Sociais, Prof. Dr. Ronaldo F. Araujo [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [DOWNLOAD]

Explorando o impacto de editoras do SciELO Livros nas citações dos periódicos SciELO, Prof. Dr. Rogerio Mugnaini [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [DOWNLOAD]

11:30 – 12:30

Lessons in bibliodiversity and Open Access in digital academic book publishing

Profa. Dra. Rita Virgínia Argollo, Presidente da ABEU [CV Lattes] [ORCID] [Interview]

University Presses, COVID-19 and Open Access, Charles Watkinson, MBA|MA, President-elect of the Association of University Presses, Director, University of Michigan Press [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [DOWNLOAD]

Digital book publishing at South African University Presses, BSc Andrew Joseph [ORCID]

A Brief Saga of OA Books, MA Niels Stern [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [Interview] [DOWNLOAD]

UC Pombalina: desafios de criar e desenvolver uma plataforma de livros em acesso aberto, Prof. Dr. Delfim Leão [ORCID] [Google Scholar] [Interview] [DOWNLOAD]