Knowledge Unlatched releases short videos on the relevance of its Open Access partner collections and models

Knowledge Unlatched has released "short but informative videos" that "feature a publisher describing the partnership it has developed with KU in order to unlatch quality scholarly books in various disciplines over the next few years."

Source: Mirela Roncevic, No Shelf Required, November 27, 2020,

Knowledge Infrastructures, Monographs and Why Open Access Must be Part of the Post Pandemic ‘New Normal’

Dr. Frances Pinter, Executive Chair for the Central European University Press, reflects on the impact of the pandemic on library budgets and modes of operation:

"...we can use this crisis to mark a commitment to reducing costs while improving dissemination of these specialist monographs that provide the foundational basis for development in the HSS [Humanities and Social Sciences] subjects.

Making OA Monographs More Discoverable, Usable, and Sustainable

Joihn Sherer assesses the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP), " an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded initiative to publish open digital editions of high-quality books from university presses in the field of history":

 Making OA Monographs More Discoverable, Usable, and Sustainable, Longleaf Services, August 12, 2020

CEU Press Announces Innovative Open Access Funding Model

"In line with international movements towards making academic content Open Access (OA), both for journals and books, and in keeping with our mission to disseminate quality scholarship widely, CEU Press is launching a new partnership programme with research libraries worldwide. The Opening the Future project is a membership scheme for libraries who can participate either from their OA funds or their acquisitions budgets."

De Gruyter’s 10th open access book anniversary: call for submissions

"Under the headline "10 Topics, 10 Books, 10 Weeks", De Gruyter celebrates its 10th open access book anniversary and invites scientists and scholars globally to submit their book projects for OA publication. The 10 winning titles will be published in 2021 by De Gruyter in OA without any author publication fees to support the development of open research."

New Book - Vegas Brews: Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene

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Author: Michael Ian Borer Title: Vegas Brews: Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene Publisher: NYU Press Publication Date: 22/10/2019 ISBN: 978147987

Knowledge Unlatched launches a new global Open Access funding round, introducing more pledging options

"Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh round of funding today. It includes the KU Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) collection of books familiar to libraries, as well as nearly 20 discipline-specific collections developed in partnerships with highly regarded HSS and STEM academic publishers..."

Open Peer Review in the Humanities

In the Scholarly Kitchen,  Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association, assesses the state of open peer review in the humanities:

"Open Peer Review in the Humanities," The Scholarly Kitchen, March 4, 2020,

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