Posted by Tom Grady on Aug. 17, 2022 at 0825
Central European University (CEU) Press are pleased to announce that the library at the University of Texas at Austin is a new subscribing member of their Opening the Future collective OA funding programme.
The University Library has chosen to sign up to the Library Selection Package containing 50 books selected by an independent panel of librarians. This selection is a cross-section of the other three backlist packages and represents those titles that might be of interest to researchers across a number of disciplines. CEU Press is a leading publisher in the history of communism and transitions to democracy; it is widely recognised as the foremost English-language university press dedicated to research on Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries.
The University of Texas at Austin membership fee allows the Press to make new books open in ways that do not burden authors that do not have research grants to pay book processing charges. In return the Library increases their digital collection by 50 books and will retain perpetual access after 3 years of membership.
CEU Press will only use the library’s membership fees to produce new (and otherwise unfunded) frontlist titles in an open access format. They have already released their first five OA books funded entirely by Opening the Future members, and have several more in the pipeline.
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, you can read more about the programme and benefits on the website.