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Gettysburg College supports OLH model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-29
Gettysburg College supports OLH model

We're extremely pleased to announce that Gettysburg College has joined the international consortium of libraries that financially supports the Open Library of Humanities. Gettysburg College has a strong academic reputation and since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. The Open Library of Humanities has a [...]

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Virginia Tech supports OLH model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-28
Virginia Tech supports OLH model

We're extremely pleased to announce that Virginia Tech has signed up to financially support the Open Library of Humanities. Virginia Tech is known for taking a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 [...]

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University of Rhode Island supports OLH model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-28
University of Rhode Island supports OLH model

We're extremely pleased to announce that the University of Rhode Island has signed up to financially support the Open Library of Humanities. Professor Andrée J. Rathemacher, Head, Acquisitions in the University Libraries at the University of Rhode Island, has previously worked with other open-access publishing initiatives and we are delighted to have URI's participation. Unlike other [...]

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LYRASIS Becomes Exclusive North American Membership Partner

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-27
LYRASIS Becomes Exclusive North American Membership Partner

From the official LYRASIS press release: ATLANTA, January 26, 2015 – LYRASIS is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership to become the exclusive membership and administrative agent for the Open Library of Humanities in North America. With a strong history of productive partnerships in the open access field, including Knowledge Unlatched, Reveal Digital, and SCOAP3, [...]

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OLH opens for submissions

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-12-02
OLH opens for submissions

We are very pleased to announce that the OLH is now open for submissions to its new megajournal, which covers the humanities disciplines. The submission platform, developed by Ubiquity Press, is based upon PKP's excellent Open Journal Systems, but has been extensively modified to accommodate the editorial flow that is needed in a highly-distributed, large-scale system. We intend to release [...]

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New Book on Open Access and the Humanities

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-12-02
New Book on Open Access and the Humanities

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the publication of Dr Martin Paul Eve's authoritative new study Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future. Martin is a Co-Director of the OLH and this book is designed to give a background to open access and allow readers to quickly come up to speed on the intellectual, social and economic contexts that have brought [...]

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Wellcome Trust signs up to OLH Library Partnership Subsidy

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-12-02
Wellcome Trust signs up to OLH Library Partnership Subsidy

We are delighted to announce that the Wellcome Trust has signed up to the OLH's Library Partnership Subsidy scheme. The Trust has been a pioneer in supporting a transition to open access for work it funds and has among the most rigorous mandates in the world. It is also one of the few funders to currently insist that its researchers' books are made OA, thus ensuring the broadest [...]

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Open Access & Early Career Researchers

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-11-06
Open Access & Early Career Researchers

OLH Co-Director Dr Caroline Edwards was invited to give a keynote talk at King's College London on Thursday 4th September 2014, as part of a training event for AHRC-funded PhD students at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary University of London, and King's College London. The event was titled "Discovering Open Practices" and explored the possibilities, as well as implications, of [...]

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Monograph Publishing Pilot

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-07-02
Monograph Publishing Pilot

As supporters of the OLH may already know, during early discussions the committees strongly felt that supporting monograph publishing would be key for a successful transition into an open access environment. It is also clear that the challenges in the mongraph sphere are of a magnitude greater than those facing journal articles. Given the scale and complexity of the task it was imperative [...]

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Jisc Collections Call for Library Participation

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-06-27
Jisc Collections Call for Library Participation

  On Thursday 26 June, during the annual meeting of the SCONUL UK library community, Dr. Martin Eve (Co-Director of the Open Library of Humanities), launched the call for UK library participation in the platform's collaborative funding mechanism. Aptly addressing the topic of the "Open Library," the 2014 SCONUL meeting was attended by many prominent representatives of the UK academic library [...]

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Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-04-07
Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

We are delighted to be able to announce that the OLH is being funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who have provided an initial planning grant to the University of Lincoln to build the technological platform, business model and prepare for launching both our megajournal and monograph pilot scheme. This is fantastic news and signals the significant international interest in the [...]

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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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