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University Duisburg-Essen joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-03-06

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Library of Duisburg-Essen University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 2003, the UDE is one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany. With more than 43,000 students enrolled in a broad range of courses - from the humanities, social sciences and education sciences to economics, [...]

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11 SCELC institutions join the OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-03-05

We are pleased to announce that 11 SCELC institutions – Whittier College, Claremont School of Theology, Occidental College, Concordia University Texas, Mount Saint Mary’s, University of the Pacific, Claremont Colleges, Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, University of San Francisco and Texas Christian University – have come together to join the Open Library of Humanities' Library [...]

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Zurich University of the Arts joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-02-28

We are very pleased to announce that Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and its Media and Information Centre (MIZ) have joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. ZHdK is one of the leading art academies in Europe and the largest arts university in Switzerland; with 2,500 students studying design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theatre, transdisciplinary studies [...]

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OLH Readership and Cost Reports for 2018-2019

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2019-02-18

It is a truism to note that “all metrics are wrong”. In the world of open access, this may be even more applicable, though. As I have noted elsewhere, different institutions want different metrics (“our readers”, “our authors”) and it is sometimes very difficult to provide these data. Further, we know that a “view” of a web page is not the same as a “read” or any kind of real-world [...]

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CFP - C21 Special Issue: “Surveilling the Body: Ableism and Anglophone Literature” / Deadline: 1 May 2019.

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-02-11

Call for Papers - C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century WritingsSpecial Issue: “Surveilling the Body: Ableism and Anglophone Literature” Guest Edited by Dr Susan Flynn and Dr Antonia MackaySurveillance Studies has made a substantial contribution to interrogations of human rights offences by helping to document instances of discrimination in recent times. Indeed, examinations of the [...]

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Austria: Five leading Universities and most important Funder Unite to Support the Open Library of Humanities

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-02-04

We are pleased to announce that five Austrian institutions – the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as Higher Supporters as well as the University of Graz, the University of Salzburg and the University of Vienna as Regular Supporters – have come together to begin work on a national consortium to support the Open Library of Humanities. This is part of the recently [...]

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Furman University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-01-28

We are extremely pleased to announce that Furman University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private university in South Carolina.  Furman provides students with a distinctive education in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the sciences, as well as select professional [...]

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University of Cologne joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-01-28

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Cologne has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Since its establishment in 1388, the University of Cologne has been a center of science and scholarship in Europe. With its 50.000 students, it is one of the leading German research universities. The University offers students an exceptionally broad [...]

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Launching the OLH Advocacy Network

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-01-24

In 2018 the OLH launched the EmpowOA programme, designed to provide scholars and librarians working in the humanities with tools, spaces and cogent arguments about open access. Visitors to the website can now make use of a collection of advocacy resources and read our new Open Insights series featuring interviews and opinion pieces from a rich variety of scholars and librarians within the [...]

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The OLH short-documentary is now online!

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-01-16

The Open Library of Humanities has been working together with the Derek Jarman Lab to produce a short-video about the OLH. The film, which was launched this week, is an interview-led documentary in which some Open Library of Humanities team members and key partners talk about the platform and discuss open access and the humanities, sustainable publishing models to support open access and the [...]

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CFP: Waste - Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-01-07

Waste, whether municipal, hazardous, biomedical, or contaminate, is receiving increasing attention both academically and politically. A drive for improved education around waste management is visible at national and community levels, while the media is brim-full of reports that shed light onto the complex global challenges of pollution, toxicity and ongoing environmental damage. ‘Disposable [...]

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Open Insights: An interview with Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl and Patrick Kilian

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-12-17

Le foucaldien: Open access, Interdisciplinary Research and Multilingual Publishing, Challenges and Opportunities.An Open Insights interview with Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl and Patrick KilianMaurice Erb, Simon Ganahl and Patrick Kilian (University of Zurich) are editors of Le foucaldien, an open access, multi-lingual, and transnational interdisciplinary journal dedicated to research along the lines [...]

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Open Insights: An interview with Leslie Chan

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-12-10

Open Access, the Global South and the Politics of Knowledge Production and CirculationAn Open Insights interview with Leslie ChanLeslie Chan is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he serves as the Associate Director. An early practitioner of the Web for scholarly [...]

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University of Richmond joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-12-10

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Richmond has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Richmond is a private institution that was founded in 1830. Virginia’s capital city of Richmond is a historic one, packed with parks, culture, nightlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Richmond’s [...]

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CFP: The Working-Class Avant-Garde / Deadline: 28 April, 2019

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-12-06

The avant-garde is often conceived to be the domain of the elite – those with the financial backing, education, and networks to succeed in this competitive arena. Indeed, studies such as John Carey’s divisive text, Intellectuals and the Masses, have understood the high intellectualism of the twentieth-century avant-garde to have developed in response to the improved education of the mass [...]

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