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University of Leicester joins OLH LPS model

University of Leicester joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-03

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Leicester has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Leicester is ranked in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings. The Power ranking takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns. Research power [...]

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Hamilton College joins OLH LPS model

Hamilton College joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-29

We are extremely pleased to announce that Hamilton College has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Hamilton College prepares students for lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship. Guided by the motto “Know Thyself,” the College emphasizes intellectual growth, flexibility, and collaboration in a residential academic community. Hamilton students [...]

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University of Liverpool joins OLH LPS model

University of Liverpool joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-26

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Liverpool has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University is a member of The Russell Group of 24 UK research-led universities and is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no [...]

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University of Cambridge joins OLH LPS model

University of Cambridge joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-23

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Cambridge has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The mission of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top research institutions, is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. The Open Library of [...]

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology becomes first Norwegian institution to join OLH LPS model

Norwegian University of Science and Technology becomes first Norwegian institution to join OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-22

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. NTNU has strong research communities in science and technology, the social sciences, teacher education, the arts and humanities, medicine, architecture and fine art. The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold [...]

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Gustavus Adolphus College joins OLH LPS model

Gustavus Adolphus College joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-21

We are extremely pleased to announce that Gustavus Adolphus College has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Gustavus Adolphus College is a highly selective, private, coeducational, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Founded in 1862, it has valued its Lutheran and Swedish heritages throughout [...]

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Skidmore College joins OLH LPS model

Skidmore College joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-20

Skidmore College’s Lucy Scribner Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) Library Partnership Subsidy system. The OLH is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee. Marta Brunner, [...]

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Brief planned OLH downtime

Brief planned OLH downtime

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-17

This is a service announcement that we plan for an estimated 15-20 minutes downtime across the OLH platform at 10am (GMT +1) tomorrow (Sunday, 18th October 2015). This downtime is to take action to mitigate against our server host’s planned 48 hours downtime and it should drastically reduce the outage. Status information is available at status.openlibhums.org Update, 10.30am: the downtime is now [...]

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More on OLH discoverability

More on OLH discoverability

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-16

In a previous post we spoke about ongoing discoverability work. This brief update is to say that this work is now leading to success. Firstly, we have a report that our integration with Serials Solutions is now working and we are listed as a database there: Secondly, we are pleased to say that the OLH is catalogued under OCLC Worlcat record #911968193. Many thanks to the University of Florida, [...]

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Liverpool John Moores University joins OLH LPS model

Liverpool John Moores University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-15

We are extremely pleased to announce that Liverpool John Moores University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. A strong teaching and research institution, Liverpool John Moores University was one of the highest climbers nationally in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research. The Open Library of Humanities is an [...]

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Aberystwyth University joins OLH LPS model

Aberystwyth University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-14

We are extremely pleased to announce that Aberystwyth University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Aberystwyth University possesses a long and distinguished record of undertaking cutting edge research that has been recognised as being world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The Open Library of [...]

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Harvard Library joins OLH LPS model

Harvard Library joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-13

We are extremely pleased to announce that Harvard Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Harvard is among the most prestigious institutional libraries in the world. The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its [...]

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

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

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-12

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

Queen Mary University of London joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-09

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

OLH discoverability work

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-08

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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