OA Monographs: Making Mandates Reality - workshop recording

A COPIM workshop in partnership with RLUK - video link and speaker slides, 23 June 2022RecordingCOPIM - RLUK | Open Access Monographs: Making Mandates RealityAbout this eventThis half-day workshop galvanised a much-needed sector-wide conversation on OA monographs in the context of the UK’s policy landscape. Expert panels of speakers from the library, publishing and policy worlds outlined the [...]

Opening the Future program welcomes JSTOR as a hosting partner

JSTOR has joined the Opening the Future program as a hosting partner for Open Access ebooks published by Central European University Press and Liverpool University Press. These ebooks will be freely available on JSTOR, in addition to the publishers’ websites and other platforms offering Open Access ebooks. Making the titles available on multiple platforms ensures that users can discover and [...]

King's College London joins Opening the Future at Liverpool University Press

We are pleased to announce that the library at King’s College London has recently become a new subscriber to the Opening the Future membership programme at Liverpool University Press (LUP). Granted a Royal Charter in 1829, King’s have a long-standing reputation in the humanities, law, science, psychiatry, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and the social sciences.With their new Opening the Future [...]

West Virginia University joins LUP’s Opening the Future programme

The Libraries at West Virginia University (WVU) are the latest to subscribe to Liverpool University Press’s OA monograph funding programme.WVU’s history dates back to 1867 and is now home to students from 112 nations. The WVU Libraries encompass seven libraries statewide, including a Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections [...]

Announcing the first Liverpool University Press OA books funded through Opening the Future

The team at Liverpool University Press are thrilled to announce that our Opening the Future library membership programme has reached the threshold needed to begin funding its first two titles, made fully open access through subscribing libraries’ memberships. Opening the Future is a collaboration between Liverpool University Press and COPIM, with support from LYRASIS and Jisc, and was launched [...]

Librarian perspective: Q&A with Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University

We recently caught up with Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University, for a Q&A on OA monographs and library collection policies.Iowa State University Library assists beyond the university faculty, staff and students. How does OA help serve its obligations towards the state of Iowa?Iowa State University is a Land Grant [...]

University of California signs up to Opening the Future program through CDL

CEU Press and Liverpool University Press are pleased to announce that nine University of California (UC) campuses have signed up through the California Digital Library (CDL) to their Opening the Future collective funding programs. Under the terms of the deal, nine University of California campuses will receive unlimited, perpetual access to curated selections of the two publishers’ backlists: the [...]

Library perspective: balancing investments and sustainability in Open Access

The COPIM Opening the Future team recently caught up with Annie Johnson (formerly of Temple University Libraries, now at the University of Delaware Library) for a Q&A on balancing investments and sustainability in Open Access. Annie Johnson was until this month the Assistant Director for Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications at Temple University Libraries and Press in [...]

Lancaster University becomes new Opening the Future member at LUP

Liverpool University Press is pleased to announce that the library at Lancaster University is the latest subscriber member to Opening the Future. Lancaster has subscribed to the Modern Languages Package which means their staff and students now have unlimited and concurrent access to two monograph series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, and Liverpool Latin American Studies. In [...]

#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 [...]