December 6, 2007

U of Pittsburgh Press Makes Its Older Books Openly Accessible

Excerpted from a press release from the University of Pittsburgh, November 29, 2007 (with thanks to Peter Suber's Open Access News):

Pitt’s Libraries and University Press Collaborate on Open Access to Press Titles

The University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System (ULS) and University Press have formed a partnership to provide digital editions of press titles as part of the library system’s D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program. Thirty-nine books from the Pitt Latin American Series published by the University of Pittsburgh Press are now available online, freely accessible to scholars and students worldwide. Ultimately, most of the Press’ titles older than 2 years will be provided through this open access platform.

For the past decade, the University Library System has been building digital collections on the Web under its D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program....

More titles will be added to the University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions each month until most of the current scholarly books published by the Press are available both in print and as digital editions....

The University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions may be viewed at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/p/pittpress/
and through direct links from the Press website, http://www.upress.pitt.edu/.

Posted by stemp003 at December 6, 2007 3:54 PM
Comments

More books should become openly accessible. I am fully behind digital editions of books being open to the public. If we can get books for free from libraries why can't we get them from the internet? Maybe there should be some rules and restrictions but nothing harder than getting a library card.

Posted by: Pittsburgh SEO at September 8, 2008 1:21 PM
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