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Open Insights: What’s to Be Done? Thoughts on Moving the Open Access Conversation Forward

Open Insights: What’s to Be Done? Thoughts on Moving the Open Access Conversation Forward

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-08-03

An Open Insights essay by Michael Roy Stephen Buranyi’s piece from last summer “Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?” (short answer: yes) and Jon Tennant’s “Scholarly publishing is broken. Here’s how to fix it” are timely reminders that the open access movement matters to us as a society, that it is a movement that involves fighting against [...]

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Leeds Beckett University joins OLH LPS model

Leeds Beckett University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-07-09

We are extremely pleased to announce that Leeds Beckett University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Leeds Beckett University has around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; it contributes an estimated £500 million to the economy every year. With a 190-year history of education, which began with the [...]

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Join the OLH Team - we're recruiting a Software Engineer!

Join the OLH Team - we're recruiting a Software Engineer!

Posted by Andy Byers on 2018-07-05

Working with the Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing the Open Library of Humanities is looking for a new Software Engineer to work on publishing technology software such as our platform, Janeway.The ideal candidate will be a highly productive and motivated individual, proficient in a range of appropriate technologies and with a demonstrable track record at completing projects. [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Caroline Magennis

Open Insights: An Interview with Caroline Magennis

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-06-29

#Agreement20: Capturing the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in Open AccessAn  Open  Insights  interview  with Caroline MagennisDr Caroline Magennis is a Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature at the University of Salford and the Chair of   the British Association for  Irish Studies. She co- organised together with [...]

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Liverpool University Press journal, Francosphères, to flip to full open-access with funding from the Open Library of Humanities

Liverpool University Press journal, Francosphères, to flip to full open-access with funding from the Open Library of Humanities

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-06-19

We are extremely pleased to announce that our international library partners have voted to accept Francosphères' application to join the Open Library of Humanities. This is part of our partnership with Liverpool University Press, and is the second journal – following Quaker Studies last year– that has moved from a subscription model to our full open-access model. Francosphères is a highly [...]

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OLH Editor Ernesto Priego Speaks on Open Access and the Humanities in Ljubljana

OLH Editor Ernesto Priego Speaks on Open Access and the Humanities in Ljubljana

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-06-13

On 22 May 2018 the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk (NOAD) organised a symposium on the theme of Open Access in the Humanities held at the University of Ljubljana. The conference, which explored the issues involved in the development of research infrastructures in the field of humanities (and, social sciences), was attended by more than 80 [...]

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Middlebury College joins OLH LPS model

Middlebury College joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-06-10

We are extremely pleased to announce that Middlebury College has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy systemThe Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any [...]

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OLH gives Evidence to Wellcome Trust Review on Open Access

OLH gives Evidence to Wellcome Trust Review on Open Access

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-05-22

Today, the 22nd May 2018, the OLH’s Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, gave evidence to the Wellcome Trust's review on its open access policy.Eve said: "it is heartening that the Wellcome Trust, a key promoter of open access, has opened itself to a critical evaluation of its policy. We hope that the Trust will continue to ensure [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Demmy Verbeke

Open Insights: An Interview with Demmy Verbeke

Posted by James Smith on 2018-05-14

Humanities Open Access: A Future for Researchers and LibrariansAn Open Insights interview with Demmy VerbekeDemmy Verbeke was trained as a Neo-Latinist, receiving his PhD in Classics from KU Leuven in 2005, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University (2006-7), the University of Warwick (2007-9) and KU Leuven (2009-12). He joined KU Leuven Libraries in 2012, where he is Head [...]

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University of Washington joins OLH LPS model

University of Washington joins OLH LPS model

Posted by James Smith on 2018-05-10

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Washington has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. The UW’s impact on individuals, their region and the world is profound — whether the University is launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the [...]

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University of Hull joins OLH LPS model

University of Hull joins OLH LPS model

Posted by James Smith on 2018-05-08

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Hull has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Hull was founded in 1927 and is England’s 14th-oldest university. The University has a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research. The University’s Royal Charter mission is to “… [...]

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Queen’s University Belfast joins OLH LPS model

Queen’s University Belfast joins OLH LPS model

Posted by James Smith on 2018-05-03

We are extremely pleased to announce that Queen’s University Belfast has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Queen's University Belfast is ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, it became an independent university in 1908. Today, the University is a member of the Russell Group, combining [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Jane Winters

Open Insights: An Interview with Jane Winters

Posted by James Smith on 2018-04-30

Open Access and the Archived Web An Open Insights interview with Jane WintersJane Winters is Professor of Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She has led or co-directed a range of digital projects, including most recently Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities; Digging into Linked Parliamentary Metadata; Traces through Time: Prosopography in [...]

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Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt joins OLH LPS model

Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt joins OLH LPS model

Posted by James Smith on 2018-04-26

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  The ULB Darmstadt is the Central University Library of the Technische Universität Darmstadt and serves research, teaching and studies at the TU Darmstadt. It is the scientific universal library for the population of [...]

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MacEwan University joins OLH LPS model

MacEwan University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-04-23

We are extremely pleased to announce that MacEwan University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1971, MacEwan University inspires its students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Offering more than 65 programs including undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, diplomas, certificates, [...]

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