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#RLUK22: Making Open Access Books Work Fairly

Our colleagues at the COPIM project recently ran a workshop at the RLUK22 conference. They described the work they are doing in lots of areas around OA monographs, including the Opening the Future pilot that we at Liverpool University Press are participating in. You can watch a recording of the session, and there are links to the slide decks and abstract below.Video SlidedecksAvailable on [...]

Announcing the publication of CEU Press’s fifth Open Access book

Announcing the publication of CEU Press’s fifth Open Access bookfunded by Opening the Future library membership programme Everyday Life under Communism and After: Consumption and Lifestyle in Hungary, 1945–2000Tibor ValuchCentral European University (CEU) Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new book this week: Everyday Life under Communism and After: Consumption and Lifestyle [...]

The Library at University of York becomes Opening the Future member

The Library at the University of York has joined the CEU Press Opening the Future collective funding programme. The University has over 20,000 students from 150+ countries and conducts teaching and research on Archaeology, Biology, Mathematics, Robotics, History, Politics, Languages, Business, and much more.Membership of Opening the Future gives staff and students unlimited, perpetual access to [...]

University of Nottingham joins Opening the Future at Liverpool University Press

We are pleased to announce that the library at the University of Nottingham has joined the Liverpool University Press Opening the Future initiative. With history stretching back to 1881, the University of Nottingham has attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and H G Wells. It now boasts 250,000 alumni from 195 different countries.With this new [...]

CEU Press publishes fourth OA book for Opening the Future programme

We’re pleased to announce the release of another book, fully funded as open access through our Opening the Future project thanks to library support. Published last week it is now available for free download and also available to buy in print.Memory Crash: Politics of History In and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s by Georgiy Kasianov is a timely reminder that issues of the past worry people no less [...]

University of Bristol becomes new Opening the Future member

CEU Press are pleased to announce that the library at the University of Bristol is a recent addition to the subscribing members of Opening the Future. Bristol has opted for the Editors' Choice package of backlist books. This means that their staff and students now have unlimited and concurrent access to 50 different eBooks on subjects ranging from medieval Europe, to East European culture, [...]

What is the difference in metrics used for books and journals?

This week, the Opening the Future team at COPIM started making a series of short videos from a recent Zoom chat with Lorraine Estelle, project director of COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources).We posed Lorraine a few topical questions on the use of metrics in measuring OA books and asked her for insights on the pitfalls, pros and cons.In the first of our videos below, [...]

What is the difference in metrics used for books and journals?

This week, the Opening the Future team at COPIM started making a series of short videos from a recent Zoom chat with Lorraine Estelle, project director of COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources).We posed Lorraine a few topical questions on the use of metrics in measuring OA books and asked her for insights on the pitfalls, pros and cons.In the first of our videos below, [...]

Third OA book published by CEU Press - funded by Opening the Future

We’re pleased to announce the title of the next monograph to be published fully open access by CEU Press: Staged Otherness: Ethnic Shows in Central and Eastern Europe, 1850–1939, edited by Dagnosław Demski and Dominika Czarnecka. Thanks to library support of our Opening the Future project, this book is the third one to accrue enough funding to allow us to make it freely accessible, without [...]

CEU Press’ Opening the Future programme publishes 2nd OA book

We are pleased to announce that Opening the Future at Central European University Press has accrued enough library support to publish another open access (OA) monograph: Constructing Identities over Time: “Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary by Jekatyerina Dunajeva. This is hot on the heels of the release of our first OA book; the programme is gaining momentum and already making a [...]