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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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Université de Lorraine becomes first French institution to join OLH LPS model

Université de Lorraine becomes first French institution to join OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-04-20

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Université de Lorraine has become the first French university to join the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  The Université de Lorraine is a pioneering university in the collaboration between arts, technology and industry, whose action is embodied today in innovative projects such as ARTEM, the Jean Lamour Institute [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Janneke Adema and Sam Moore

Open Insights: An Interview with Janneke Adema and Sam Moore

Posted by James Smith on 2018-04-16

The Radical Open Access Collective: Community, Resilience, CollaborationAn Open Insights interview with Janneke Adema and Sam MooreJanneke Adema and Sam Moore are the authors of a March 2018 UKSG Insights essay entitled Collectivity and collaboration: imagining new forms of communality to create resilience in scholar-led publishing. Today we explore the context behind [...]

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Bates College joins OLH LPS model

Bates College joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-04-16

We are extremely pleased to announce that Bates College has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts. Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Bates is recognized for its inclusive social [...]

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Open Insights: The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales

Open Insights: The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales

Posted by James Smith on 2018-04-03

Heading for the Open Rogue: The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury TalesAn Open Insights interview with Alex MuellerImage: William Blake's engraving of Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims.I suspect that scholars and librarians feel roughly the same way about academic publishers. They find it increasingly difficult to live with them, but fear they cannot live without them. When skyrocketing [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Ernesto Priego

Open Insights: An Interview with Ernesto Priego

Posted by James Smith on 2018-03-19

The Comics Grid: Open access challenges and opportunitiesAn Open Insights interview with Ernesto PriegoDr Ernesto Priego is a lecturer at City, University of London and the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, a prize-winning open access journal hosted by the Open Library of Humanities.His broader interests include comics [...]

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University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals

University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-03-17

The Open Library of Humanities, Birkbeck’s Centre for Technology and Publishing, and the University of Huddersfield Press have entered into an agreement to migrate the Press’s journals to the Janeway platform.Janeway is a modern, open-source academic publishing platform written in Python using the Django framework. It has a commitment to an easy-to-understand codebase; an aesthetically pleasing [...]

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Introducing EmpowOA at OLH

Introducing EmpowOA at OLH

Posted by James Smith on 2018-03-09

Humanities publishing can be a harsh and unforgiving place for open access.We understand. In 2018, the Open Library of Humanities will pool its knowledge and resources to empower its membership, its authors and the wider humanities open access community. Now is the time to form the bonds that will give strength and conviction to all those supporting the APC-free gold open access of the [...]

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