The MIT Press launches Direct to Open

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"The MIT Press has announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model. "

(MIT Press News, March 2, 2021,

An update about the MIT Press Direct to Open initiative:

"Under a new initiative from MIT Press, early purchasing commitments from a subset of libraries will make the spring 2022 slate of monographs and edited collections open access."

(Suzanne Smalley, "MIT Press to Release Many Spring Titles Open Access," Inside Higher Ed, December 14, 2021,")