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Library Partnership Subsidies (LPS)

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-04-07
Library Partnership Subsidies (LPS)

Click here to download a copy of our LPS flyer for libraries and librarians interested in participating. Libraries as Stakeholders, Decision Makers and Supporters: Join Us In his book, The Access Principle, John Willinsky notes that “JSTOR has already demonstrated the level of cooperation that can be achieved among libraries, publishers and scholarly associations” (Willinsky 2006, 85). [...]

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OLH Overlay Journals

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-04-07
OLH Overlay Journals

One of the unique features that will help us break into the publishing space is a curation mechanism of overlay journals. These are, in essence, co-branded journals that run on top of the OLH platform. Editors within that journal put together content through two routes: Through direct submission to that overlay journal (in exactly the same way as a conventional academic journal). This [...]

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Funding from the Public Knowledge Project

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-11-19
Funding from the Public Knowledge Project

We are very pleased to announce that the Public Knowledge Project, responsible for the widely used Open Journal Systems software, have invested ~$25,000 to develop the Open Library of Humanities in-house typesetter, meTypeset. As outlined in our technical roadmap, the ability to parse user-supplied input documents into open XML formats is a key principle of both reduced spending (and [...]

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Open Access Toolset Alliance

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-27
Open Access Toolset Alliance

After an invigorating discussion at the JISC Collections and OAPEN-UK organised conference "Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences" the OLH met up with various open access stakeholders – including publishers, software programmers and academics – to discuss an affiliated group that could work together to share resources. After ensuing discussion the Open Access Toolset [...]

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Open Access Week 2013

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-10
Open Access Week 2013

OLH Directors Martin Eve and Caroline Edwards will be speaking at a variety of events focussed around Open Access Week 2013. Caroline will be appearing at the following events: "Non-traditional research outputs" (invited lecture as part of a workshop on intellectual property), 12th October 2013, CREATe, University of Glasgow "What does open access mean for the humanities?" invited [...]

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Funded MSc Working on OLH Tech

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-10
Funded MSc Working on OLH Tech

We're very pleased to be able to announce, in affiliation with the Public Knowledge Project, that there is a funded MSc Computer Science place to work on the typesetting mechanism proposed in the Open Library of Humanities technical roadmap. From the official advert: The University of Lincoln, in association with the Public Knowledge Project, is pleased to offer a funded place for the [...]

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SPARC Japan

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-05
SPARC Japan

OLH Founder and Co-Director Dr Martin Eve recently travelled to Japan after being invited to speak at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Collection (SPARC) Japan event, "The Front Line of OA in Humanities and Social Sciences” on the 23rd August, 2013 at the Tokyo National Institute of Informatics. Martin was part of a lively programme, which included the following [...]

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Harvard Guest Lecture

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-06-30
Harvard Guest Lecture

On Thursday 27th June, OLH Directors Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards were invited to deliver a guest lecture at Harvard University. The lecture was co-sponsored by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Mahindra Humanities Center and was co-organised by David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, and Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor at MIT [...]

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Open Access Monographs

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-06-30
Open Access Monographs

On 1st and 2nd July, OLH Directors Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards were invited to give a talk as part of a panel on "Promising Business Models" at the Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences conference. Martin and Caroline spoke on a panel with Frances Pinter, Founder & Executive Director of Knowledge Unlatched, and Carrie Calder from Palgrave Macmillan. The [...]

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Roadmap for Technical Pilot

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-05-15
Roadmap for Technical Pilot

We're pleased to announce that the roadmap for the technical pilot platform for the OLH megajournal is nearing completion. In order to implement an efficient XML-first publication environment, the platform will consist of (among many other aspects): A document management and submission system derived from Open Journal Systems A typesetting mechanism that transforms from [...]

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Editorial Recruitment

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-05-15
Editorial Recruitment

The OLH is now recruiting editors for each of our disciplinary fields. If you have academic editorial expertise and would like to get involved in open access publishing, please get in touch. We're looking for skilled academics in the following areas: History Theology & Religious Studies Literature & Languages Modern & Ancient Languages Philosophy Cultural [...]

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Forms of Innovation

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-05-15
Forms of Innovation

OLH Project Directors Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards were recently invited to speak at the AHRC-funded Forms of Innovation event series for the workshop "Humanities, Copyright and New Technology." The workshop was held in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham on Saturday 27th April 2013, and addressed the way in which new technologies are extending our [...]

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BIS Select Committee on Open Access

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-04-17
BIS Select Committee on Open Access

On 16th April, OLH Project Director Dr Martin Eve was invited to give evidence at the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, which is appointed by the UK House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and its associated public bodies, including Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Martin spoke at [...]

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Megajournals and Scholarship in the South

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-04-12
Megajournals and Scholarship in the South

Francisco Osorio, a social anthropologist at the University of Chile and editor of the Latin American social science journal Cinta de Moebio (Moebius Strip), has published an article discussing what the Open Library of Humanities might mean for journal editors working in the Global South. Osorio poses a series of questions of direct relevance to academic researchers, publishers and editors [...]

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The OLH’s Reception in New Zealand

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-04-12
The OLH’s Reception in New Zealand

Independent journalist and academic researcher Mark P. Williams has recently written an article examining the Open Library of Humanities for the New Zealand independent news website Scoop Independent News. Outlining the recent history of open access in scholarly journals publishing, and the current "serials crisis" that faces academic research, Williams discusses what George Monbiot has [...]

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