Posted by Tom Grady on July 21, 2022 at 0756
Liverpool University Press (LUP) is delighted to announce that the library at the University of Exeter has become the latest institution to subscribe to its Opening the Future membership programme. Their membership will see Exeter staff and students benefit from unlimited, perpetual access to two backlist series of LUP monographs on contemporary Latin American culture, language, politics, and writing. In return LUP will use the subscription fees to produce new open access (OA) monographs, freely accessible to all. The programme is designed to make library funds go further: achieving the dual objectives of increasing ebook collections and supporting OA. LUP’s library members have already funded 2 frontlist OA books, and the Press has several more in production. They will all be open access and you can read more about the forthcoming books on the website: https://lup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming/
Support like this is essential for collective funding of OA monographs to be successful and to sustainably move university presses towards compliance with the new vision outlined in UKRI’s recent policy announcement.