Letting it all hang out (on Google Books)

This being Open Access week, we decided to highlight our Open Access collection. 14 new books are now available through Open Access, which brings the total number of Open Access Books available through the UOP to 50!

The entire collection can be viewed through the University of Ottawa’s institutional repository, uO Research, at the following link: http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/en/handle/10393/12941 The books are browse-able by title, author and date, and is also fully searchable.

But we also have the complete list on our website, which you can find here: http://www.press.uottawa.ca/open-access

You can browse the books alphabetically by title. For the finished website we will have a design feature to identify the Open Access titles, which will make them easier to browse by subject, collection and author as well. Do you have any suggestions on how we can make these books really stand out?

But let’s cut to the chase: you want to read these Open Access books, don’t you? They are free after all. Click through to the title you want to read and click on the icon for “Google Preview” next to the cover image. BAM! It’s not a preview – it’s the whole book! Read it in the pop-up on our site or click through to Google Books to get a larger screen view.

And we’re also using Google Preview throughout the site to give you a taste of our other books.

If a book doesn’t have a Google Preview icon on its page, check back soon – we’re always adding more titles to Google Books.

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