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University of Virginia Press to Offer Expanded Access to Ebooks and Rotunda Digital Publications

March 2020: Charlottesville, Va..—The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted all of our society’s individuals and institutions. In response to the cancellations and closures brought on by the resulting safety measures, scholarly publishers and institutions of higher education are rapidly rethinking how they can continue to serve the public.

To help promote a strong continuity in its academic mission, the University of Virginia Press (UVA Press) is making all of its ebook content on the MUSE platform open-access through June 30, 2020. Individuals and institutions may access UVA Press’s ebooks, as well as online content by numerous other participating publishers, on the MUSE site: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/

In addition, due to COVID-19 campus closures UVA Press has expanded the free-trial period for resources published by its digital imprint, Rotunda. The standard free trial, available to the general public, will be increased to seven days, and the month-long extended trial (intended for library and university professionals) will be increased to 90 days. [Starting May 11, the extended trial period runs for 60 days until further notice.] These provisions are subject to revision as conditions warrant: https://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda

Finally, UVA Press is offering a 30% discount on its print books, front and backlist, on a broad range of topics and interests for classroom use and general interest. Users may order through the UVA Press web site using the discount code 10READ when prompted by the shopping cart: https://www.upress.virginia.edu/

About the University of Virginia Press: Founded in 1963, UVA Press extends the reach of scholarly publishing to students, faculty, staff, and communities across the globe. A member of the Association of American University Presses, UVA Press currently publishes seventy new titles annually as well as having a robust digital publishing portfolio. Our editorial program focuses on the humanities, architecture, and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, Caribbean and African Literature, southern studies, contemporary and historic literature and criticism, urban design, environmental history, and regional books. The UVA Press’s digital imprint, Rotunda, publishes original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences.

For more information on Rotunda or UVA Press, contact Emily Grandstaff at 434-982-2932 or egrandstaff@virginia.edu.