London, 10th March 2022
#PublishersForUkraine: Ukraine Digital Book Collection Freely-Available Online Until April 15th 2022
Exact Editions is assembling and providing access to a digital collection of non-fiction books related to the history and culture of Ukraine in support of the Ukrainian people during these difficult times. The content will be available for global access through the web until April 15th 2022, offering a thorough understanding to those seeking further knowledge.
The collection currently contains 18 books from Yale University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Reaktion, Hurst, Central European University Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing and Open Book Publishers. The books are written by specialists in European history, Russian studies, political science, Islamic history and art and film.
Publishers who wish to contribute a book to the Ukraine Digital Book Collection should upload a trial PDF title for free via the Exact Editions Dropbox site, ensuring files adhere to the required specifications. The Exact Editions system will create a streaming database from PDFs submitted by the publisher. After the period of public open access, there will remain a page with bibliographic details and links to websites from which the titles can be purchased.
View the Ukraine Digital Book Collection as it stands currently:
Ukraine Digital Book Collection
Publishers can upload Ukraine-relevant books for free via the Exact Editions Dropbox site here:
Roman Petrov, Professor in EU Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy said: "This Ukraine Digital Book Collection is a great idea… This collection helps to comprehend Ukrainian history, culture and spirit for the world audience."
Professor Philippe Sands, QC said: “The Ukraine Digital Books Collection is a wonderful project. I encourage readers everywhere to consult these books and deepen their understanding of Ukraine's history and culture.”
Samuel A. Greene, King's College London and Graeme B. Robertson, UNC Chapel Hill said: “By making resources on Ukrainian and regional politics and culture freely available at this time, the Ukraine Digital Books Collection will empower readers to understand and engage more deeply with Ukraine at this moment of crisis for the country and its people.”
Emily Poznanski, Director of CEU Press, Vienna said: “We are pleased to join the Ukraine Digital Books Collection, which shares free content on the history and culture of Ukraine. The aspiration to provide free access to knowledge… is one we strongly support.”
Adam Hodgkin, Chairman and Co-Founder of Exact Editions commented: “We all need to know more about the history and culture of Ukraine and the political landscape of Russia. We’re proud to be working with internationally prestigious publishers to offer readers such an educational tool.”