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.
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
"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."
October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 2020 TOME Stakeholders Meeting will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Thursday, October 22, and is open to the public. The program includes two sessions:
"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."
"Seven months after the official launch of the Open Research Library, the platform continues to grow in size, usage and functionality.
... its collection now includes over 86,000 items and not only books and book chapters but also OA videos, posters and podcasts."
(ORL press release, Knowledge Unlatched, August 24, 2020)
Dear Colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting):
The link below will take you to a spreadsheet listing materials that university presses are making available on open access during the COVID-19 crisis. Happy reading!