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Open Library of Humanities Renews Agreement with Jisc Collections, Aims to Flip More Titles to Not-for-Profit, No-Fee Open Access

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2021-05-04

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is pleased to announce that we have renewed our agreement with Jisc Collections to provide options to the UK library community that will sustain our publishing activities while offering the possibility of expansion.The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-access publisher of 28 journals with no author-facing charges. With [...]

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The Open Library of Humanities Merges with Birkbeck, University of London

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-05-04

We are delighted to announce that the Open Library of Humanities has officially transferred to Birkbeck University of London. The Open Library of Humanities was established in 2015 and has been running as an independent registered charity since then with the help of Birkbeck University of London which has been providing HR. The transfer to the university will safeguard the work that the OLH has [...]

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The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies joins OLH LPS

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-04-30

We are pleased to announce that the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership System. Founded in 1927, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and higher education located in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis [...]

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Stanford Libraries becomes the 300th institution to join OLH Library Partnership Subsidy Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-04-19

We are pleased to announce that Stanford Libraries has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership System becoming our 300th supporting institution.  Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees committed to fueling teaching, learning and research and supporting Stanford University in its mission “to promote the public welfare by exercising an [...]

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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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