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University of Ottawa Press launches innovative open access collection

OTTAWA, July 28, 2010  —  The University of Ottawa Press (UOP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new open access collection that supports free and unrestricted access to scholarly research.

As of July 30, 2010, a total of 36 UOP books will be available free to the online community, an initiative under the UOP’s digital publishing plan. The collection consists of both French-language and English-language in-print titles in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The UOP is proud to take part in the University of Ottawa’s open access program, which includes a commitment to make research easier to consult through its institutional repository, to provide funds to researchers aiming to publish their work in open access journals, and to award grants for research on the open access movement. Supporting open access also provides a unique opportunity for the UOP to reach audiences outside its traditional market while promoting scholarship and discovery.

Developed in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Library, the open access collection will be available in PDF format through the University of Ottawa’s institutional repository, uO Research, which can be searched by title, author, date or keyword.

All of the UOP’s open access books will continue to be sold in their print editions, and many will be available in ebook format for ease of reading on hand-held devices.

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