University of Bern becomes new Opening the Future member

Posted by Tom Grady on Oct. 3, 2022 at 0850

CEU Press are pleased to announce that the Library at the University of Bern - Universität Bern is a new member of the Opening the Future (OtF) programme. 

The Library has chosen to sign up to the Library Selection Package containing 50 books. This selection was put together by an independent panel of librarians and is a cross-section of the other three packages, representing those CEU Press titles that might be of interest across a number of disciplines.

The Library’s membership fee allows CEU Press to make new books open in ways that do not burden authors that do not have research grants to pay book processing charges (BPCs). The Press has already published seven OA books funded entirely by Opening the Future members, with another three in the pipeline.

The Press will only use the Library’s membership fees to produce new (and otherwise unfunded) frontlist titles in an open access format. 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. 

If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance their digital collection of eBooks by becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can read more about the programme and benefits on the website.