New York Public Library becomes new Opening the Future member

Posted by Tom Grady on Nov. 8, 2022 at 0948

CEU Press are pleased to announce that the New York Public Library (NYPL) is a new member of their Opening the Future (OtF) programme. The Library was founded on the ideals of free and open access to knowledge and opportunity for everyone, and has provided essential access to books and information for more than a century.

NYPL has chosen to sign up to the Library Selection Package which contains 50 books selected by an independent panel of librarians on the history of the Central and Eastern European region, culture, communism, politics, and transitions to democracy. This selection is a cross-section of the other three packages and represents those CEU Press titles that might be of interest to any library across a number of disciplines.

Their membership fee allows CEU Press to make new books open in ways that do not burden authors that don’t have research grants to pay BPCs. The Press has already published 10 titles all fully funded by the programme and its generous Opening the Future members, with more in the production pipeline.

CEU Press will only use the library’s membership fees to produce new (and otherwise unfunded) frontlist titles in an open access format. CEU Press is a leading publisher in its field and is widely recognised as the foremost English-language university press dedicated to research on Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries. 

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, you can read more about the programme and benefits on the website.