[Eril-l] Press Release: JSTOR Releasing First 100 Path to Open Books

Electronic Resources in Libraries discussion list eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Wed Oct 4 07:15:04 PDT 2023

JSTOR announced today the release of forty-three of the first 100 Path to Open titles<https://about.jstor.org/path-to-open/titles/>. These books, all peer-reviewed, were selected by the participating university presses and JSTOR, and explore topics in thirty-six subjects like Public Health, Religion, Education, Communications, Literature, Conflict Resolution, and Film Studies. They strengthen bibliodiversity by focusing on research from diverse perspectives that use a range of methodologies and that may be international, national, or local in focus.

Launched as a pilot in January 2023, Path to Open<https://about.jstor.org/path-to-open/> is a delayed open access model where new books are made available to supporting libraries upon publication and become open access after three years. Thirty-seven university presses have joined the initiative along with over sixty academic libraries, including consortia like the Big Ten Academic Alliance<https://about.jstor.org/news/btaa-and-jstor-announce-agreement-for-path-to-open/> who are looking to develop sustainable open access solutions.

Libraries and publishers are encouraged to learn more about how to join Path to Open<https://about.jstor.org/path-to-open>, including the new ability for libraries to sign up through GOBI Library Solutions.

Read the full press release: https://about.jstor.org/news/jstor-releasing-first-100-path-to-open-books/

Heidi McGregor
VP, Communications
heidi.mcgregor at ithaka.org<mailto:heidi.mcgregor at ithaka.org>

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