Konsortium der sächsischen Hochschulbibliotheken, represented by The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), is a licensing consortium of university libraries across the Saxony region. Konsortium der sächsischen Hochschulbibliotheken has signed an open access books agreement with Taylor & Francis Group for twelve months. Authors and researchers affiliated with any of the sixteen academic libraries within the Consortium of Saxon University Libraries, listed to the right, are eligible to receive BPC (book processing charge) funding for forthcoming new titles across all subject areas, with no restrictions on text type.
Cristina Garcia Pozuelo Sanchez, Senior Sales Executive at Taylor & Francis decided that it would be a good opportunity to start an Open Access Books Membership conversation with Konsortium der sächsischen Hochschulb. “From my side I would like to say that as I already had a relationship with Nicole (librarian, Sächsische Landesbibliothek Staats und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden) and we were chatting about eBooks I decided to ask how about OA eBooks and realized I could help her with their demands to fulfil OA ebooks too”.
Simone Georgi, Head of Collection Development, Sächsische Landesbibliothek Staats und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) / Saxon State and University Library, Dresden, said: “We are committed to open access and open science. Research should be accessible worldwide without barriers and it shall be available for further research with free licenses for reuse, distribution and derivation. It is our goal to provide researchers with infrastructure and simple workflows to realize this goal. With this agreement we are partnering with Taylor & Francis Group to offer Saxon researchers an uncomplicated workflow for publishing books open access.”
Which institutions are covered by this agreement?
Open access titles are available for anyone to read for free. The below titles have all been written by researchers within the Consortium of Saxon University Libraries, and will be updated frequently as more open access content funded by the Consortium becomes available.
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