Every day, Ottomanists around the world generate valuable materials that advance scholarly research, but these materials are often unknown or not readily available to other Ottomanists. OpenOttoman is a developing transnational digital collaborative for scholarship and public history focused on the Ottoman world and committed to the principles of inclusiveness and accessibility. OpenOttoman’s mission is to create new kinds of cooperation that cross geographical, linguistic, political and disciplinary boundaries, and seeks to enhance and sustain research, the learning experiences of students, and the availability of scholarship to a broader public. Its goal is to leverage the possibilities offered by digital platforms and formats in order to enable scholars to connect with each other, with published work, and with research resources relevant to Ottoman studies. In this way, we aim to facilitate partnerships of scholarly curiosity, skills, enthusiasm, professional standards and material support to enable major expansions in the depth and breadth of Ottoman Empire studies.