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Wellcome Trust signs up to OLH Library Partnership Subsidy

Wellcome Trust signs up to OLH Library Partnership Subsidy

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-12-03

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

Open Access & Early Career Researchers

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-11-06

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

Monograph Publishing Pilot

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-07-02

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

Jisc Collections Call for Library Participation

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-06-27

  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

Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-04-07

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)

Library Partnership Subsidies (LPS)

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-04-07

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

OLH Overlay Journals

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-04-07

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

Funding from the Public Knowledge Project

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-11-20

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

Open Access Toolset Alliance

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-27

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

Open Access Week 2013

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-10

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

Funded MSc Working on OLH Tech

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-10

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

SPARC Japan

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-09-05

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

Harvard Guest Lecture

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-06-30

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

Open Access Monographs

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-06-30

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

Roadmap for Technical Pilot

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-05-15

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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