• The Open Library of Humanities Wins Open Scholarship Award (2022)

    The Open Library of Humanities Wins Open Scholarship Award (2022)

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-01-28

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Martin Eve has received an Open Scholarship Award (2022) in recognition for his work for the Open Library of Humanities. The award was granted by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI) and its partners, and nominations took place via an open process. The awards are intended to acknowledge and celebrate exemplary open scholarship carried out by scholars, librarians, citizen scholars, research professionals and administrators. We would like to send a huge thanks to the judges, and to all the individuals who have nominated Professor Martin Eve and OLH for the awards. 

Professor Martin Paul Eve said: "I am hugely honoured to receive this award from the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute for my work on open access and the Open Library of Humanities. However, OLH is and always has been a team endeavour. I am greatly indebted to the people with whom I have worked on OLH, including my co-founder Dr Caroline Edwards. In the team itself, working with Andy Byers, Eleanor Careless, Paula Clemente Vega, Simon Everett, Rose Harris-Birtill, Joe Muller, Mauro Sanchez, and Lindsey Zelvin is a fantastic experience. Organizations and goals, such as open access, are valuable. But it's the people who work for those goals and organizations that make a better world possible."

The Open Library of Humanities is a scholar-led charitable organisation dedicated to publishing world-leading open access humanities scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges based in Birkbeck, University of London. Launched in 2015, our free-to-read, free-to-publish model was set up to revolutionise the field of open access publishing. Seven years on, our sustainable business model has attracted more than 300 supporting institutions, with further revenue generated through hosting on our in-house open-source publishing platform Janeway, enabling us to establish a thriving platform of 28 peer-reviewed open access journals. Our mission is to support and extend open access to scholarship in the humanities - for free, for everyone, for ever.

The Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI) actively engages issues related to open social scholarship: creating and disseminating research and research technologies in ways that are accessible and significant to a broad audience that includes specialists and active non-specialists. C-SKI’s activities include awareness raising, knowledge mobilization, training, public engagement, scholarly communication, and pertinent research and development on local, national, and international levels.

C-SKI is located in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the UVic Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons. Originated in 2015, it is also the coordinating body for the work of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership, the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI).

C-SKI’s partners, through INKE, include: Advanced Research Consortium, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing, Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Compute Canada, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, Digital Humanities Research Group at Western Sydney U, Edith Cowan U, Érudit, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance, J.E. Halliwell Associates, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser U Library, U Victoria Libraries, and Voyant Tools, among others.

For more information and to see the complete list of awarded projects and initiatives, please visit: https://etcl.uvic.ca/2022/01/25/2022-open-scholarship-awards/

If you like the work that the Open Library of Humanities is doing, please consider asking your institution to support us financially. We cannot operate without our library members. More details for libraries can be found here: https://www.openlibhums.org/plugins/supporters/signup/.

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