CEU Press OA monograph funding pilot hits another milestone
COPIM is pleased to announce another book going fully open access (OA) thanks to library support, through our Opening the Future project in partnership with CEU Press. This will be the publisher’s fourth book to be funded by the initiative and it will be available for free download in late November 2021.
Through this innovative OA funding programme, academic presses are able to make in-depth studies on universal issues freely available to interested audiences around the world.
Memory Crash: Politics of History In and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s by Georgiy Kasianov is a vivid reminder that issues of the past worry people no less than issues of the present—with controversies around how a country’s history is interpreted often turning both public and state realms into battlefields of memory. This book is an account of the historical politics in Ukraine embedded within the broader European context with lessons for countries beyond.
Opening the Future at CEU Press is a cost-effective way for libraries to increase their digital collections on the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries. Subscribing libraries get unlimited multi-user access to curated packages of backlist books, with perpetual access after three years. The Press uses membership funds to produce new frontlist titles in open access format - Kasianov’s book is the fourth to be funded this year. All OA titles will be freely available via Project MUSE, OAPEN, and DOAB.
Further titles will be announced soon and advance notice will be given to avoid any double-dipping. The publisher is recording their progress, along with their plans for OA books in 2021-2022, at https://ceup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming/.
If you would like to know more about becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can read more about the programme and benefits on the website.
COPIM is also collaborating on an Opening the Future programme with Liverpool University Press who are offering titles on hispanic history, language and culture: https://lup.openingthefuture.net/
Cover image: Book cover of Memory Crash: Politics of History In and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s, Georgiy Kasianov - used by permission of CEU Press.