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Lancaster University becomes new Opening the Future member

CEU Press and COPIM are pleased to announce that the library at Lancaster University, UK, is the latest subscriber member to Opening the Future. Lancaster is the first library to subscribe to all three packages of books: History, Political Science, and the Editors' Choice package. This means that their staff and students now have unlimited/concurrent access in perpetuity to 150 different [...]

CEU Press’ Opening the Future programme hits funding target for 2nd and 3rd books

We are pleased to announce that Opening the Future at Central European University Press has already accrued enough library support to fund two more open access monographs, taking the total funded so far to three. This is hot on the heels of our June announcement on funding our first OA book; the programme is gaining momentum and already making a difference.Opening the Future at CEU Press is a [...]

Opening the Future welcomes newest library supporter, Portland State University

CEU Press and COPIM are pleased to announce that the library at Portland State University (PSU) is the latest subscriber member to Opening the Future (OtF). Founded in 1946, PSU in Oregon grew into a diverse public research university and now has 26,000 students and more than 200 degree programs in subjects ranging from Accounting to World History.PSU is one of the first libraries to choose an [...]

European University Institute Library becomes latest library supporter

We are pleased to announce that the European University Institute Library has joined the CEU Press Opening the Future initiative. Founded in 1976 and with over 1000 PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, the EUI is a leading institute in Europe dedicated to the research of social sciences and humanities.Students and staff at the EUI will get DRM-free, unlimited access to 50 eBooks in the History [...]

COPIM/CEU Press Opening the Future initiative announced as a finalist in ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing

Central European University Press and COPIM are thrilled to announce that our collective library funding model for open access monographs - Opening the Future - has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing.  Developed by COPIM, and initially piloted by CEU Press, Opening the Future (OtF) gives member libraries subscription access to [...]

From Digitalization to the Democratization of Knowledge

An interview between Dr Tomasz Kamusella, Reader at the University of St. Andrews, UK, and Emily Poznanski, Director CEU Press. Dr Tomasz Kamusella is the author of Words in Space and Time: A Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe, a forthcoming open access title published by CEU Press under the Opening the Future project.What is your opinion of open access? [...]

Jisc subscriptions manager is now live for Opening the Future and CEU Press

This means that UK libraries can now easily sign up to, and pay for, the packages of books on offer from the Central European University (CEU) Press through the standard Jisc catalogue interface. CEU Press and COPIM are tremendously grateful to colleagues at Jisc who have now finalised the licence for libraries in the UK to subscribe to Opening the Future with CEU Press. The programme has a [...]

Announcing the first OA book funded entirely by library membership programme ‘Opening the Future’

Roll out of first open access books fully funded by Opening the FutureWe're thrilled to announce that our Opening the Future library membership programme has reached the threshold needed to begin funding the first titles in open access.The Opening the Future platform is a CEU Press and COPIM initiative, launched earlier this year to facilitate transitioning the entire monograph program of CEU [...]

Freely releasing the code for our sign up system

We're pleased to announce that the COPIM project - that launched Opening the Future as a pilot with CEU Press - has today released the code originally written for this website. This is the code that collects and processes library signups. This release makes the software freely available for any publisher to adapt and use themselves - it is a generic signup system for open-access projects [...]

Open for business! Opening the Future goes live

Central European University (CEU) Press, in partnership with COPIM, is pleased to announce that our Opening the Future platform is now fully live, and member access to the programme’s curated backlist of books is available from Tuesday 19th January, through Project MUSE.Opening the Future gives member libraries subscription access to portions of the Press’s highly-regarded backlist and uses the [...]