Stories of Impact
Meet the Authors: Big Ten Open Books
For the authors of titles included in Big Ten Open Books, open access offers an opportunity to reach beyond the academy and counter misinformation.
What does "access for everyone" mean for Big Ten Open Books?
Making ebooks "free to read" is just part of the story.
Big Ten Open Books presents the "Gender and Sexuality" collection
To inform public understanding of gender and sexuality, and particularly the diverse identities and experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals, a collection of 100 high quality books from six BTAA presses is the first Big Ten Open Books collection, launched in summer 2023.
Why does metadata matter?
It shouldn't be surprising that a book collection designed through a deep collaboration between university presses and libraries would place a premium on "discovery." But it may be a shock how much work is needed to make a collection of open-access books truly accessible to the readers and users who would benefit the most.