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The Library joins the Liverpool University Press ‘Opening the Future’ Initiative

On the occasion of the international Open Access Week, the Library announces that it has joined the Liverpool University Press (LUP) Opening the Future programme.

25 October 2021

Library opened book

The Liverpool University Press (LUP) will use all membership fees from its programme, including the EUI’s, to fund the production of new Open Access books which will be free, and available to all, globally.

With this membership, EUI members will gain access to titles from two series of LUP’s books: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures and Liverpool Latin American Studies.

This membership will give read access to 46 books:

  • 35 multi-user eBooks on contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone culture, including monographs on literature, popular culture, languages, politics, archaeology, environmental studies, and business (in addition, one forthcoming title to be published in January 2022)
  • Eleven Open Access monographs

After three years of membership, the Institute will retain perpetual access to these eBooks.

The press’s CEO Anthony Cond said of the EUI Library, “the support of library members is crucial to the success of this innovative OA funding programme. We are grateful for EUI getting on board and leading the way as early adopters of Opening the Future. In this way they are enhancing their own collection in Hispanic studies and simultaneously helping us disseminate future scholarship openly.”

Liverpool University 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.

This membership follows the Library’s ‘Opening the Future’/ Central European University (CEU) Press initiative of July 2021. The CEU membership offers EUI access to 3 book packages and finances future books in Open Access. More information about this membership may be found here

Last update: 26 January 2022

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