Availability and Interoperability

The SciELO Books eBook collection is widely accessible via various systems, services and protocols on the Web. SciELO eBooks are indexed in the main international Discovery Services which facilitate the searching and finding of content on the Web by users at academic and research libraries, among others. The eBooks are also available at leading online stores which offer Open Access eBooks and eBooks for sale. Since the SciELO eBooks adhere to international formats and standards, they are interoperable with many different reader devices, and are open to metadata harvesting which enables the automated distribution of their metadata on the Web by major indices.

Below are the principal online stores, directories, services and products which disseminate SciELO Books:

Online eBook Stores, Directories and Indices

DOAB BID Worldreader

Google Kobo Amazon


Discovery Services

OCLC_WorldCat ExLibris EBSCO_DS

Google_Scholar_logo DOI EBSCO_AtoZ

Formats, protocols and standards for interoperability

  • The OPDS Catalog

The entire SciELO Book collection can be accessed via the Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) from your favorite eBook reader (Aldiko, FBReader, etc) using the link http://opds.books.scielo.org/opds/.

The OPDS catalog of SciELO eBooks can also be accessed by this QR code

Additional information on OPDS can be found on the OPDS website

  • The OAI-PMH Protocol

Chapter and book level metadata are available for automated harvesting via the OAI-PMH protocol (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).


Additional information on OAI-PMH can be found on the OAI-PMH protocol website

  • The ONIX Format

SciELO eBook metadata is available in the ONIX for Books Product Information Message international standard.

Additional information on ONIX can be found on the ONIX website

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