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University of Reading joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-16
University of Reading joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Reading has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Reading was established in 1892, and is now ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (QS University World Rankings 2015/16), with a world-class reputation for the quality of our teaching, research and links to business. The [...]

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19 Anniversary Issue

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-14
19 Anniversary Issue

One of our OLH journals, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, celebrates its 10th anniversary with the publication of a bumper issue that examines the possibilities of the nineteenth-century archive in the digital era.  Issue 21, "The Nineteenth-Century Digital Archive," asks the following questions: what old and new crafts shape the nineteenth-century digital [...]

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OLH Poster Series

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-14
OLH Poster Series

We are delighted to launch the first in a series of OLH posters. Designed by acclaimed publishing graphic designer, Becky Chilcott, the series celebrates the launch of the Open Library of Humanities. We will be releasing posters throughout 2016 and 2017, each of which is dedicated to a different historical period and style which pays tribute to the range of humanities scholarship that the [...]

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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond commits to three years of funding for OLH and brings the LPS consortium to 150 members

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-10
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond commits to three years of funding for OLH and brings the LPS consortium to 150 members

We are extremely pleased to announce that Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has agreed to support the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system for the next three years. Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. RJ is the most important foundation for Humanities and Social [...]

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Brunel University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-08
Brunel University joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that Brunel University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Brunel University London is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London, and was established in 1966. Its mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by the [...]

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Times Higher Education Article

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-03
Times Higher Education Article

The Times Higher Education has published an article today which examines the OLH's aim to "flip" subscription journals to open access via its Library Partnership Subsidy business model. The OLH is supported by an international consortium of research libraries who all contribute to cover the costs of its journal publishing. By joining this consortium, partner libraries also receive a [...]

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University of Helsinki joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-03
University of Helsinki joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Helsinki has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Helsinki carries out research of an internationally high standard. Research funding, honours and prizes awarded to its researchers are an indication of the wide-spread esteem among the global scientific community. The University of [...]

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An interview with OLH author Lauren Collister on how people use Twitter

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-12-01
An interview with OLH author Lauren Collister on how people use Twitter

This interview with Lauren Collister is part of a series of posts where we ask OLH authors to elaborate on their work and to think more broadly about its general uptake. This interview relates to Lauren’s co-authored article published at the Open Library of Humanities journal: Draucker, F. & Collister, L.B., (2015). Managing Participation through Modal Affordances on Twitter. Open Library of [...]

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Austrian Science Fund (FWF) commits to five years of funding for OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-30
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) commits to five years of funding for OLH

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has agreed to support the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system at a rate equivalent to 15 institutions from 2016-2020. The purpose of the FWF is to support the ongoing development of Austrian science (including the humanities) and basic research at a high international level. In this way, the FWF [...]

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Four subscription journals to flip to fee-free OA with the OLH in January 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-27
Four subscription journals to flip to fee-free OA with the OLH in January 2016

We are very pleased to announce that four journals are to move away from a subscription environment into a pure open access mode with support from the Open Library of Humanities and the OLH library consortia. This follows the first OLH Library Board vote, where 98% of votes cast were in favour of flipping all four journals. In January 2016, C21: Journal of 21st-century Writings will move [...]

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Drake University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-26
Drake University joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that Drake University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Drake’s mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among [...]

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CFP: From TV To Screen: The Critical Relationship Between Popular Television Programmes and their Transition to Film / Deadline: 3 June, 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-25
CFP: From TV To Screen: The Critical Relationship Between Popular Television Programmes and their Transition to Film / Deadline: 3 June, 2016

The transition of popular television programmes to film is a familiar route, but one that has had mixed results. The list of examples is extensive, from The X Files and Sex In The City, to The Fugitive, Doctor Who, Star Trek and a host of ’70s British Sitcoms, and most recently, The Man From UNCLE – an example that especially highlights the complex relationship between television and [...]

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An interview with OLH author Richard Hall on the Contemporary University

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-25
An interview with OLH author Richard Hall on the Contemporary University

This interview with Richard Hall is part of a series of posts where we ask OLH authors to elaborate on their work and to think more broadly about its general uptake. This interview relates to Richard’s article published at the Open Library of Humanities journal: Hall, R., (2015). The University and the Secular Crisis. Open Library of Humanities. 1(1), p.e6. DOI: [...]

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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-24
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has been a leading European training center for artists for more than 300 years. As a university, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is especially dedicated to teaching processes based on research and art alike, i.e. [...]

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Oberlin College joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-11-20
Oberlin College joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that Oberlin College has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1833, Oberlin has the distinction of being the first institution of higher education in America to adopt a policy to admit African American students (1835) and the first college to award bachelor’s degrees to women (1841) in a coeducational program. [...]

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