Central European University Press and COPIM have announced that their 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 portions of the press’ highly regarded backlist and uses the membership fees to fund future publications in open access (OA) formats. It supports the transition of smaller independent publishers to sustainable and equitable open access, while at the same time offering a new avenue for libraries to make the most of stretched budgets and to increase their collections.
ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) is holding its annual conference (online) from September 15-17 where industry experts will discuss accessibility, discoverability, business models, and innovation in publishing. They will announce the prize winner on the final day.
COPIM and CEU Press will be presenting a summary of Opening the Future at the ALPSP conference on September 15 and the winner(s) will be announced on September 17 at the conference close.Click here to read the original press release.