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October 13 2021 - 13:00
October 13 2021 - 14:00


United Kingdom

About the Event

Open access monograph publishing needs to be sustainable not just for publishers, but also for libraries. CEU Press’ collective library funding programme ‘Opening the Future’ was designed to be low-cost and simple, slotting into acquisitions budgets and existing library purchasing workflows. Several months into launch, we assess how this has fared and discuss how we can scale without increasing the administrative and decision-making burden already on collections and scholarly communications teams, who are already picking through a tangle of transformative agreements, pay-to-publish deals, author affiliations, and legacy subscriptions. The session will be set in context of the recent UKRI monograph policy announcement.






Frances Pinter

Frances Pinter

Executive Chair at Central European University Press


Frances was CEO of Manchester University Press, the founding Publisher of Bloomsbury Academic and founder of Knowledge Unlatched. Previously she was Publishing Director at the Open Society Foundation. Earlier she founded Pinter Publishers that also owned Leicester University Press and established the imprint Belhaven Press. She has sat on a number of publishing trade body boards and now advises a number of small university presses. She is a senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.


Martin Paul Eve

Martin Paul Eve

Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London and a COPIM project lead


Martin has appeared before the UK House of Commons Select Committee BIS Inquiry into Open Access, and been a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, and the HEFCE Open Access Monographs Expert Reference Panel (2014), and the Universities UK OA Monographs Working Group (2016-). Martin is also an Executive Board Officer for punctum books, a Plan S Ambassador, and he co-founded the Open Library of Humanities.


Emily Poznanski

Emily Poznanski

Press Director at Central European University Press


Formerly the Director of Strategy at the publisher De Gruyter in Berlin, Emily played a pivotal role in developing De Gruyter’s Open Access policies and investment strategies. She has worked with universities and funders worldwide to enable new partnerships for De Gruyter. Emily contributed to policy developments across the Open Access landscape, especially in promoting Humanities and Social Science interests in Europe’s Plan S. Prior to working at De Gruyter, she managed a team of editors, building up a multi-disciplinary OA book and journal program at the Polish digital start-up Versita (later bought by De Gruyter).


Learning outcomes

  • Colleagues will be able to understand and evaluate the growing number of library open access funding models
  • Colleagues will be able to identify if the Opening the Future initiative is a good fit for their own library and institution
  • Colleagues will be equipped to compare this model with other open access initiatives, and understand the challenges facing libraries, publishers and policy-makers in the OA monograph space.

Subject level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.


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