Publication of the content hosted on the Hawai‘i Open website was made possible with support from the following initiatives.

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched facilitates the “unlatching” of OA books and journals of broad appeal in the arts, humanities, and STEM fields. Knowledge Unlatched works with libraries around the world to pledge funds on an annual basis toward the release of thematically organized book and journals packages.

UH Press Digitization Fund

The UH Press Digitization Fund enables members of the community to contribute toward the digitization and OA publication of books and journals. Gifts to this fund may support the acquisition of OA publication rights, the digital assets, and the wide distribution of these assets to various online platforms. Books previously reissued as OA titles through this fund include

  • Sojourners and Settlers: Chinese Migrants in Hawai‘i by Clarence E. Glick.
  • Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust by Samuel P. King and Randall W. Roth.
  • Pacific Languages: An Introduction by John Lynch.

Sustainable History Monograph Pilot

The Sustainable History Monograph Pilot is a program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and executed by Longleaf Services to publish OA digital editions of high-quality scholarship in the field of history. By employing innovative digital-publishing technology, the program dramatically increases the speed of publication and offers detailed usage tracking.

Towards an Open Monograph Ecosystem

Towards an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME) is a collaborative effort of the Association of American Universities, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of University Presses. Participating universities provide support for the publication of OA, peer-reviewed, and professionally edited monographs written by members of the university faculty. Click here for a list of institutions participating in TOME.

Humanities Open Book

The Humanities Open Book Program is a joint initiative of the National Endowment for Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make out-of-print humanities books newly and freely available in electronic format. UH Press received two generous grants from the program to convert 89 titles into OA publications. Read more about our activities here and here.

Private Donors

Private donors—including Kamehameha Schools, the University of the South Pacific, and individual members of the community—have contributed funds towards the open-access releases of select titles.