Posted by Tom Grady on March 8, 2022 at 1107
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 Opening the Future membership, staff and students will now gain access to titles from two series of LUP’s books: 'Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures' and 'Liverpool Latin American Studies’. In total they’ll be able to read 36 multi-user eBooks on contemporary Hispanic culture, including books on languages, politics, popular culture, and business. After three years of membership, the University will retain perpetual access to the same books.
In turn, Liverpool University Press uses all membership fees from this programme to fund the production of new open access books which will be free, and available to all, globally. The Press is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. They have been publishing OA books for more than a decade and continue to explore OA opportunities and engage in discussions about OA with research funders, universities, academics and other publishers.
Signing up to their Opening the Future programme takes only a couple of minutes and can be easily slotted into existing library acquisition invoicing through Jisc in the UK, LYRASIS in North America and a simple enquiry form for the rest of the world.
If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance your digital collection of eBooks by becoming a member of Opening the Future at LUP, you can read more about the programme and benefits at https://lup.openingthefuture.net/.