Posted by Tom Grady on July 14, 2022 at 1011
We are pleased to announce that the library at the University of Salford has joined the Liverpool University Press (LUP) Opening the Future initiative.
With this membership, staff and students at the University gain access to titles from two series of LUP’s books: 'Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures' and 'Liverpool Latin American Studies’. In total they’ll be able to read 37 multi-user eBooks on contemporary Hispanic culture, including titles on languages, politics, popular culture, and business. After three years of membership, the University will retain perpetual access to them all.
As with all Opening the Future members, this means that Salford have increased their online book collection with titles relevant to the University’s research and teaching needs - and at the same time they are helping to fund new frontlist titles in OA format. Liverpool University Press uses all membership fees from this programme to produce new open access monographs which will be free, and available to all, globally. LUP has already been able to earmark funding for two titles, with another five to be announced soon. You can read about the forthcoming OA books on our progress page: lup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming.
Signing up to the Opening the Future programme takes only a couple of minutes and can be easily slotted into existing library acquisition invoicing through Jisc in the UK, LYRASIS in North America and a simple enquiry form for the rest of the world.
If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance your digital collection of eBooks by becoming a member of Opening the Future at LUP, you can read more about the programme and benefits at lup.openingthefuture.net.