Invest in Success: Updates from the UMP Fund to Mission Open Access Monograph Program

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Since early 2021, the University of Michigan Press has been transitioning to an open access monograph model termed Fund to Mission. Join us on Thursday, October 14 from 3 - 4 PM (US Eastern Time) for a webinar discussing updates on the Press's transition to open. During the webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • The current open monograph model landscape
  • UMP's value proposition around open access and sustainable infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences
  • Ways in which UMP is measuring impact and reach of open access scholarship
  • Details about UMP's progress, funding goal, the transition timeline, and how to support the transition

Fund to Mission is an inclusive, values-based model that seeks to encourage and enable participation for all institutions regardless of their size. We want to ensure that everyone has a chance to be a part of building an open access future. Learn more about Fund to Mission here.


Charles Watkinson (he/him) is Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Director of the University of Michigan Press.

Emma DiPasquale (she/hers) is the Library Relations Manager at the University of Michigan Press.

Kristen Twardowski (she/her) is the Director of Sales, Marketing, and Outreach at Michigan Publishing. Prior to her time in academic publishing, she worked at Purdue University Libraries and Oberlin College Libraries. She is passionate about working towards an equitable and inclusive future for scholarly production and dissemination and believes sustainable, noncommercial open access initiatives are essential to that project.

Network/consortia; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Academic library: 2 year
Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.