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OLH partners with LingOA and Ubiquity Press to provide long-term sustainability for flipped journals

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-12
OLH partners with LingOA and Ubiquity Press to provide long-term sustainability for flipped journals

We are very pleased to announce that the Open Library of Humanities has partnered with the LingOA initiative and with Ubiquity Press to support the transition of subscription linguistics journals to a pure OA model. The LingOA project is designed to move linguistics journals out of unaffordable subscription models and into a pure, gold OA environment. Ubiquity Press is the technological platform [...]

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Queen Mary University of London joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-09
Queen Mary University of London joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. QMUL is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, it is one of the biggest University of London colleges. The Open Library of [...]

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OLH discoverability work

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-08
OLH discoverability work

In response to a request today, we present here a brief update on the work we’re undertaking to ensure OLH is discoverable. We are first and foremost working to get all our OAI endpoints up and working. This will enable the completion of the Paperity indexing process which in turn will feed into EBSCOhost and will then be pulled down into various types of library cataloguing software. Secondly, [...]

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De Montfort University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-08
De Montfort University joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that De Montfort University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. De Montfort University (DMU) is a prominent research and teaching institution in the UK with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education. Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved [...]

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An interview with OLH author Helen Rogers about 19th-century convict experiences

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-06
An interview with OLH author Helen Rogers about 19th-century convict experiences

This interview with Helen Rogers is part of a series of posts where we ask OLH authors to elaborate on their work and to think more broadly about its general uptake. This interview relates to Helen Rogers’s article published at the Open Library of Humanities journal: Rogers, H 2015 ‘A Very Fair Statement of His Past Life’: Transported Convicts, Former Lives and Previous Offences. Open Library of [...]

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Dublin City University becomes first Irish institution to join OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-05
Dublin City University becomes first Irish institution to join OLH

Dublin City University is excited to join the Open Library of Humanities, becoming the first Irish University to do so. Christopher Pressler, DCU’s Director of Library Services said, ‘DCU has a strong history in supporting Open Access, and as Ireland’s University of Enterprise we are very pleased to add our support to the OLH.’ DCU also holds the Co-Chair, (with University College London) of the [...]

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Two jobs building OLH technology

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-02
Two jobs building OLH technology

We’re very pleased to be able to announce that Birkbeck, University of London is hiring two development staff members to build technology for the Open Library of Humanities. These two posts can be viewed on the Birkbeck website: a Senior Software Developer and a Software Developer/Digital Humanities Specialist. Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all [...]

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Pacific University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-02
Pacific University joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Pacific University Libraries have joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Pacific University (Forest Grove, Oregon) offers a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry, and the health professions. The University traces [...]

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University of Salford becomes 100th institution to join OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-01
University of Salford becomes 100th institution to join OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Salford has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Salford has an international reputation as a research-informed institution that creates and applies new ideas, turning them into opportunities to benefit individuals and the knowledge economy, via a portfolio of over £20 million across research and [...]

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Short unplanned downtime: Thursday 1st October 2015

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-01
Short unplanned downtime: Thursday 1st October 2015

This morning the OLH tech. team detected a short period of downtime on the server lasting approximately 45 minutes. This caused OLH journals to be unavailable. We apologise for this inconvenience and offer the following by way of a transparent report. This unplanned downtime was caused by the first occurrence of an unforeseen event on our new infrastructure. Our web server encountered an error [...]

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An interview with OLH author Keith Johnston about the history of 3D cinema in the UK

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-30
An interview with OLH author Keith Johnston about the history of 3D cinema in the UK

This article with Keith Johnston is the first in a series of posts where we ask OLH authors to elaborate on their work and to think more broadly about its general uptake. This interview relates to the first research article published at the Open Library of Humanities journal: Johnston, K M 2015 “3D UK? 3D History and the Absent British Pioneers”. Open Library of Humanities, 1(1): e2, pp. 1–25, [...]

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CFP: Authors, Narratives, and Audiences in Medieval Saints’ Lives / Deadline: 29 December, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-29
CFP: Authors, Narratives, and Audiences in Medieval Saints’ Lives / Deadline: 29 December, 2017

The composition of saints' lives in medieval literature was more than an act of devotion. Alongside allowing their authors to explore and express their faith, the writing of saints' lives provided opportunities to explore subjects such as the foundation myths of religious communities, travel and exploration, and gender and sexuality. Saints' lives were also an ideal medium for reaching [...]

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Paperity and Open Library of Humanities Partner to Enhance Discoverability

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-29
Paperity and Open Library of Humanities Partner to Enhance Discoverability

We're very please to announce a partnership between Paperity, the open-access aggregator, and the Open Library of Humanities. This is part of our ongoing commitment to solid discoverability principles for open-access articles at the OLH. Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. It aims to give readers easy and unconstrained access to thousands [...]

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OLH Launches

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-28
OLH Launches

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the Open Library of Humanities. Over two years in the planning and execution, the platform starts with seven journals, supported by 99 institutions. Our estimated publication volume for year one is 150 articles across these venues. The economics of this work out at approximately £4 ($6) per institution per open-access article. You [...]

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Imperial College London joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-25
Imperial College London joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that Imperial College London has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of [...]

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