[MDL] FW: University of Michigan Press Announces New Open Access Program - Webinar Invitation

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From: lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Sharla Lair
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Subject: [Lyroffers] University of Michigan Press Announces New Open Access Program - Webinar Invitation

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University of Michigan Press Announces New Open Access Program

The University of Michigan Press (UMP) has been taking steps to develop a publishing program that aligns with their mission and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Based on these principles, UMP is now transitioning to an Open Access (OA) monograph model they call "Fund to Mission."

We here at LYRASIS are enthusiastic supporters of UMP in their new direction, and we urge everyone to take a close look at this new model for open monographs jointly funded by the University of Michigan and the library community.

The Press is seeking a total of $250,000 in annual funding from the library community as it transitions to Open. This amount is a match to internal funding from the University of Michigan. Libraries are invited to continue to participate in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) by way of their current fair pricing. However, rather than only funding a paywalled collection, an increasing percentage of titles become Open Access. By committing to purchase one of the UMP EBC packages, libraries:

  *   Support the publication in OA of at least half (~45 titles) of University of Michigan Press scholarly monographs in 2022. If the full funding goal is met, the percentage of titles published in open access will increase.
  *   Receive perpetual access to the remaining restricted frontlist titles and term access to the backlist (~1,500 titles), which will otherwise remain closed to non-purchasers;
  *   Support authors' ability to publish innovative, digital scholarship leveraging the next-generation, open-source Fulcrum platform.

2021 Spring Featured Offer

More information about UMP EBC, including licensing and pricing, is located at http://bit.ly/LYRUMPEBC. Make note of the following limited-time special offer that can help your stewarded funds go a bit further:

  *   5% discount on 2021 Frontlist Collection (including complementary term access to backlist) with commitment to purchase made by June 30, 2021
  *   5% discount on any Backlist Collection (2012 - 2020) with commitment to purchase made by June 30, 2021
  *   5% All Books Discount on combined purchase of 2021 Frontlist and Complete Backlist (2012 - 2020) with commitment to purchase made by June 30, 2021
  *   NEW Fund to Mission UMP EBC OA Initiative
     *   Upfront purchase of 2021, 2022, and 2023 frontlists
     *   The OA percentage of upcoming collections will be determined based on funding, but with a goal of at least 50% per year of 2022 and 2023.
     *   Libraries will own these titles in perpetuity as they become available and will have term access to the backlist through 2023.
     *   Special Offer: 5% discount on Transitional Collection if commitment made by June 30, 2021
Please contact LYRASIS Member Support<mailto:membersupport at lyrasis.org?subject=2015%20Spring%20Year-End%20New%20&%20Special%20Offers%20Question> or your Member Representative<https://www.lyrasis.org/about/Pages/Member-Outreach-Team.aspx> to request a quote.

Join Us at an Upcoming Webinar to Learn More

Registration Information:
Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time:11:00 a.m. Eastern/8:00 a.m. Pacific
Register for the webinar<https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=28BEEFA4-88B2-EB11-80EF-00155D0A2721> (This webinar will be recorded)

University of Michigan Press staff will discuss the Press's transition to Open through their new Fund to Mission program.

During the webinar, attendees will learn about:

  *   UMP's mission and goals around Open Access and sustainable infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences
  *   Details about the Open model, the transition timeline, and funding options
  *   The impact and reach of Open Access scholarship from UMP authors

Thank you,

Sharla Lair
LYRASIS Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team<https://www.lyrasis.org/about/Pages/content-and-scholarly-communication.aspx>


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