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Birkbeck awarded £200,000 grant to support the work of the Open Library of Humanities

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-03-29

We are pleased to announce that Birkbeck, University of London has been awarded a grant of £200,000 from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Dr Lisbet Rausing and Professor Peter Baldwin, to support the innovative research and work of the Open Library of Humanities.The Open Library of Humanities (OLH), based in the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, is a major open-access journal [...]

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Rose Harris-Birtill Appointed as Acting Director of Open Library of Humanities

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2021-03-26

We are pleased to announce that Dr Rose Harris-Birtill, currently Managing Editor, has been appointed as Acting Director of the Open Library of Humanities, beginning 1st June 2021. She steps in to replace Professor Martin Paul Eve, who will be taking research leave in Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022.Dr Harris-Birtill has considerable experience with OLH as the senior figure who oversees editorial [...]

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OLH Report on activities 2020

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-03-19

Report on activitiesIn 2020 the Open Library of Humanities celebrated its 5th anniversary since its launching in September 2015 with only 7 journals and 99 supporting institutions.  The platform was initially funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and now, five years after its launch, entirely covers its costs by payments from its international library consortium of nearly 300 [...]

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Join the OLH Team - we are recruiting an Editorial Officer!

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-03-19

The OLH is looking for an outstanding Editorial Officer with excellent organisation and communication skills for a remote role. This remote working role offers a rare and exciting opportunity to become part of an outstanding team for an award-winning open-access academic publisher, The Open Library of Humanities.The post-holder’s main role will be to oversee editorial processes at the academic [...]

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University of Virginia joins OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-03-08

We are delighted to announce that the University of Virginia Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded as the heart of the University of Virginia in 1819, the Library’s original purpose remains unchanged: to provide access to accumulated knowledge and increase advanced learning. UVA Library serves as the foundation for the University to build a [...]

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The University of Iowa joins OLH Library Partnership Subsidy Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-03-03

We are very pleased to announce that the University of Iowa has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Iowa is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, it is the oldest and the second-largest university in the state. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, [...]

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The Open Library of Humanities joins the Portico Digital preservation archive

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-02-10

We are very pleased to announce that the Open Library of Humanities has joined the Portico Digital preservation archive, alongside the CLOCKSS Archive, adding to our guarantee of long-term availability of the material published in our journals. Portico is a community-supported preservation archive that safeguards access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections. Portico's unique, [...]

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Call for Expressions of Interest. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-02-09

Call for Expressions of Interest. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics ScholarshipEditorial PositionsThe editors of The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship seek expressions of interest to join our editorial team in the following volunteer positions:·  Editorial and Peer Review Workflow Coordinator(s)·  Social Media Editor(s)The appointed candidates will work closely with the [...]

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Freie Universität Berlin joins Open Library of Humanties’ Library Partnership Subsidy

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-02-05

We are very pleased to announce that Freie Universität Berlin has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Freie Universität Berlin is a leading research university located in Berlin, Germany. The university is one of the 13 German universities being funded through the German government’s Excellence Strategy and is part of the only University Consortium of [...]

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Recording of the second Comics Grid webinar on Noir and Comics

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-02-03

The Comics Grid Webinar Series - Live Chats on Comics Scholarship Music and Noir in Comics: Reading Thompson and Campbell's Jem and the Holograms and Díaz Canales and Guarnido’s Blacksad with Susan Bond and Hailey J. Austin.You can now watch the recording of our second Comics Grid webinar on Music and Noir in Comics organised on January 28th. On this second webinar co-hosted by Paula [...]

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CFP: Binary Modernisms: Re/Appropriations of Modernist Art in the Digital Age / Deadline: 14 March, 2021

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-01-26

Open Library of Humanities Journal Special Collection: Call for ArticlesBinary Modernisms: Re/Appropriations of Modernist Art in the Digital AgeBinary Modernisms addresses the convergence of modernism and digital technologies in their disruption of traditional methods of art creation. Drawing on existing discussions of early 20th-century modernism’s disturbance of traditional cultural forms and [...]

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OLH Managing Editor joins BAME academic leadership programme

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-01-26

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rose Harris-Birtill, Managing Editor at the Open Library of Humanities and Honorary Fellow at the University of St Andrews, has been successfully awarded a place on the StellarHE - Strategic Executive Development for Diverse Leaders in Higher Education programme, a national development initiative to increase the representation of Black, Asian and Minority [...]

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Open Insights: Social Work and the Necessity of Open Access

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-01-18

Social Work and the Necessity of Open AccessAn Open Insights essay by Daniel J. DunleavyDaniel J. Dunleavy (PhD in Social Work) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Translational Behavioral Science at Florida State University's College of Medicine. In addition to his interests in behavioral health and public health policy, he has interest in the philosophy of science, open science, [...]

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Trier University joins OLH Library Partnership Subsidy Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-01-15

We are extremely pleased to announce that Trier University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Trier University (German: Universität Trier), is a young, dynamic German university based in Trier with a clear focus on training young academics. Founded in 1473, the university was closed at the end of the 18th century and not reopened until 1970. Today, the [...]

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Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2020-12-16

We are very pleased to announce that the SLUB Dresden (SLUB) has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The SLUB is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany. As the library of the Technische Universität Dresden, it provides the information for a research-intensive full university with a particularly wide range of subjects. As a classic state library, it [...]

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