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The Big Ten Open Books Project Publishes Its First Collection

Penn State, a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, shares the following:

In partnership with six member university presses, the University Librarians of the Big Ten Academic Alliance announce the launch of the Big Ten Open Books project, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

The first 100-title collection centered on gender and sexuality studies is now published. The works included in the collection have all been previously published in print by the partnering university presses and are now being made openly available in digital form to read and reuse at no cost. …

The Big Ten Open Books first collection brings to the reader a wide variety of materials in arts, humanities and social science disciplines that are centered on gender and sexuality themes. …

This collection has established a distinctive model for unified, open-access publishing of scholarly monographs. It creates open content that is immediately and universally available, on open infrastructure, Fulcrum, hosted by the University of Michigan, using open distribution models (including Project MUSEJSTOR, and OAPEN) to envision a robust programmatic future for open monograph publishing. 

For more information, read the press release.



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