Posted by Tom Grady on Aug. 31, 2023 at 1037
The Library at the University of Sussex is the latest to subscribe to LUP’s backlist of Modern Languages books. As members they will get DRM-free access to 37 of the publisher’s eBooks on Hispanic culture and languages, including literature, cinema, politics and history. And after three years membership, Sussex will retain perpetual access to the eBooks.
LUP’s OA monograph funding programme will use the library’s membership fees to produce and disseminate new frontlist OA monographs. You can read more about the backlist books offered and LUP’s open access progress on their Opening the Future website: lup.openingthefuture.net. Using funds accrued through the scheme the Press has already been able to publish five new OA frontlist books, with five more in the pipeline.
If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance your digital collection of eBooks - and simultaneously fund new OA monographs - you can sign up to become a member of Opening the Future with Liverpool University Press through Jisc’s subscription manager in the UK, through LYRASIS in North America, or through the OtF website anywhere in the world.
Some institutions may not wish to sign up to the book package, or may not be able to. However they might still want to support, and help to fund, Open Access monographs at Liverpool University Press. For those libraries, there is also the choice of an ‘OA Supporter Membership’: this will help to fund OA but libraries will not receive access to any backlist packages of book titles. It is simple and quick to join.