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ETH Zurich joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-06-09

We are pleased to announce that ETH Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system.The ETH Library advances knowledge, supports research and teaching and as a trustworthy institution, makes the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow more comprehensible.ETH Zurich (English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; German: Eidgenössische Technische [...]

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Janeway Systems partners with three more institutions to migrate their journals

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-25

We are very pleased to announce that Janeway, our in-house publishing platform, has partnered with three more institutions to migrate their journals: Ghent University Library, the University of Iowa Libraries and Washington University in St Louis. These three new partnerships with Janeway will provide publishing infrastructure for the submission, curation, processing and preservation of the open [...]

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Open Insights: Early Career Researchers and the Importance of Open Access

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-24

Early Career Researchers and the Importance of Open AccessAn Open Insights blog post by Lindsey Beth Zelvin Lindsey Beth Zelvin is the CHASE Editorial, Marketing and Technical Intern for the Open Library of Humanities. She began this placement in November 2021. Lindsey is in the first year of her PhD in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Her work investigates the [...]

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Call for Special Collections!

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-23

The Open Library of Humanities journal (OLHJ) is currently seeking new Special Collections to join our wide array of published research in the Humanities.  OLHJ has published quality, peer-reviewed research across 40 Special Collections since 2016, with subjects ranging from ‘The Working-Class Avant-Garde’, to ‘Representing Classical Music in the Twenty-First Century’, and more recently [...]

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OLH annual report 2021

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-05

Background and Merging with Birkbeck, University of LondonThe Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an award-winning, academic-led, diamond open-access publisher of 28 journals based in the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. As part of an international community of scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishers, the OLH plays a leading [...]

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Concordia University joins OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-03-29

We are pleased to announce that Concordia University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Concordia University is an English-language public comprehensive university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the top-ranked university in North America founded within the last 50 years and annually registers some 51,000 students through its innovative [...]

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Migration of OLH journals to Janeway completed

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-03-04

We are thrilled to announce that we have finalised the transition of our journals from their previous publication service provider, Ubiquity Press, to the Janeway platform run by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). All our journals with the exception of the ones we fund but are published by other publishers, such as Quaker Studies and Francospheres by Liverpool University Press, are now all [...]

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The Open Library of Humanities welcomes Iowa State University as a higher tier supporter

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-02-23

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently welcomed a new higher-tier supporter to our library board.  Iowa State University Library is a signatory of the Open Access 2020 Initiative and is active in national and international efforts to advance open access. As part of a land-grant university with a mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better [...]

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Five universities from the Sikt consortium join the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-02-23

We are pleased to announce that Sikt — Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research and the Open Library of Humanities have signed a one-year agreement that provides support for OLH from five of their member institutions: University of Bergen, Molde University College, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo Library and UiT The Arctic University of [...]

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Open Insights: An interview with Adrian Curtin and Adam Whittaker

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-02-03

Representing Classical Music in the Twenty-First CenturyAn Open Insights interview with Adrian Curtin and Adam Whittaker Dr Adam Whittaker is Head of Pedagogy and a Lecturer in Music at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an internationally recognised scholar in musicology and music education. Dr Adrian Curtin is a senior lecturer in the [...]

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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 [...]

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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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