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Open Licensing and the Open Library of Humanities

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2022-01-25

In the humanities disciplines, Creative Commons licensing has been among the most contentious aspects of open access. Historians have raised concerns about the re-contextualisation of their scholarship by extreme political groups and art historians have been worried about the potential implications for the re-use of third-party material. There have also been instances of CC BY work being [...]

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Le foucaldien relaunched as GENEALOGY+CRITIQUE

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-01-21

From 2022, the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Le foucaldien, published by the London-based Open Library of Humanities (OLH), and the affiliated foucaultblog appear under the new title GENEALOGY+CRITIQUE at genealogy-critique.net. The relaunch broadens the scope of the journal and its blog by including various approaches of historical-genealogical research and critical theory [...]

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CFP: The Working-Class Avant-Garde / Deadline: 29 April, 2022.

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-12-17

Open Library of Humanities Journal Special Collection: Call for ProposalsThe Working-Class Avant-Garde The idea of a working-class avant-garde may seem a contradiction to some. The avant-garde, so often an elite realm of the arts, has proved to favour those with the requisite social, cultural and economic capitals to succeed in this competitive arena. Indeed, studies such as John Carey’s [...]

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The Chalmers University of Technology joins the OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-12-16

We are pleased to announce that the Chalmers University of Technology has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1829, the Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education from bachelor’s level to master’s and doctoral degrees in technology, science, architecture and engineering. As a research-intensive university, it is [...]

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Open Insights: Solving The Biggest Problem with Open Access with an OLH Grant

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-12-16

The OLH Open Access Award 2020 awardee’s report: the Open Access Digital Theological LibrarySolving The Biggest Problem with Open Access with an OLH GrantAn Open Insights essay by Thomas E. Phillips, Digital Theological LibraryThe Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL), the only fully Open Access library with OCLC membership, was proud to receive the OA award from the Open Library of [...]

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The Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics joins OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-30

We are pleased to announce that the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1949, the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics (NYTK) is part of the most prestigious research institute network in Hungary. Affiliated to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in 1951 before moving under the umbrella of the [...]

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OLH welcomes the University of Aberdeen as a bronze super-supporter

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-30

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently welcomed a new bronze super-supporter to our library board, the University of Aberdeen. Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK. With more than 14,000 students from many corners of the world the university offers Bachelor, Masters and PhD programmes in a great variety of [...]

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New OLH poster, the Barbara Kruger Poster

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-23

New journal flipping poster available to download, print and share!Following the success of our previous poster, the Comics Superheroes Poster, we are delighted to be able to launch our next poster of the journal flipping series, the Barbara Kruger Poster. This new poster is inspired in the artist's iconic feminist work Untitled (Your body is a battleground), created in 1989 for the Women's March [...]

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OLH welcomes the University of Manchester as a gold super-supporter

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-18

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently welcomed a new gold super-supporter to our library board, the University of Manchester. Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, the University of Manchester is a highly respected centre of teaching excellence and innovative research across the globe. The university has been awarded a gold super-supporter badge in [...]

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Recording of the Fourth Comics Grid Webinar on Wrestling Graphic Novels

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-17

The Comics Grid Webinar Series - Live Chats on Comics Scholarship Wrestling Graphic Novels: A Comics Grid Webinar with Anna Marta Marini and Jessica FontaineYou can now watch the recording of our fourth Comics Grid webinar on Wrestling Graphic Novels organised on October 26th. On this webinar co-hosted by Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library of Humanities) and Dr Ernesto Priego (editor, The [...]

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New OLH poster, the Comic Superheroes Poster

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-11

Our journal flipping poster is now available to download, print and share!Following the success of our previous posters — the Victorian Poster, the Constructivist Poster, the Muybridge Poster and the Shakespearean Poster — we're delighted to launch our newest poster in the series, the Comic Superheroes Poster. Designed by the talented graphic designer, Nicky Borowiec, the poster celebrates [...]

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Janeway partners with Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-02

We were pleased to announce the launching of the new partnership between Janeway and the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project last week. As part of this new collaboration Janeway will be joining the California Digital Library and Longleaf to pilot three different service models for the software components developed through the Next Generation Library Publishing project.Janeway is our [...]

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Join the Janeway team – We are recruiting a Senior Publishing Technology Developer

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-10-25

The Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Janeway publishing platform software engineering team in this exciting remote working opportunity. Joining a team of three developers, the post-holder’s main role will be to help deliver publishing solutions to both the Open Library of Humanities and our 20 partners around the world. We are [...]

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The Open Library of Humanities welcomes four more higher tier supporters

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-10-19

We are pleased to announce that we have recently welcomed four new higher tier super-supporters to our library board: Lancaster University, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh and University of Southampton. They have been awarded one of our higher tier supporter badges in recognition of their invaluable contribution to furthering vital work in open access scholarship.This additional [...]

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Article in the OLH flagship journal wins the Elizabeth Eisenstein Essay Prize

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-10-15

We are delighted to announce that Dr Janet Smith has been awarded the 2021 Elizabeth Eisenstein Essay Prize for her article published in the OLH journal.The article "Crossing the Border of Citizenship: Helen Taylor, the Independent Radical Democrat Candidate for Camberwell North, 1885" explores the campaign of Helen Taylor to become the first woman MP in the British Parliament. It appears in the [...]

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