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OLH annual report 2021

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-05

Background and Merging with Birkbeck, University of LondonThe Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an award-winning, academic-led, diamond open-access publisher of 28 journals based in the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. As part of an international community of scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishers, the OLH plays a leading [...]

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New OLH poster, the Barbara Kruger Poster

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-23

New journal flipping poster available to download, print and share!Following the success of our previous poster, the Comics Superheroes Poster, we are delighted to be able to launch our next poster of the journal flipping series, the Barbara Kruger Poster. This new poster is inspired in the artist's iconic feminist work Untitled (Your body is a battleground), created in 1989 for the Women's March [...]

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OLH welcomes the University of Manchester as a gold super-supporter

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-18

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently welcomed a new gold super-supporter to our library board, the University of Manchester. Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, the University of Manchester is a highly respected centre of teaching excellence and innovative research across the globe. The university has been awarded a gold super-supporter badge in [...]

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New OLH poster, the Comic Superheroes Poster

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-11-11

Our journal flipping poster is now available to download, print and share!Following the success of our previous posters — the Victorian Poster, the Constructivist Poster, the Muybridge Poster and the Shakespearean Poster — we're delighted to launch our newest poster in the series, the Comic Superheroes Poster. Designed by the talented graphic designer, Nicky Borowiec, the poster celebrates [...]

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The Open Library of Humanities welcomes four more higher tier supporters

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-10-19

We are pleased to announce that we have recently welcomed four new higher tier super-supporters to our library board: Lancaster University, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh and University of Southampton. They have been awarded one of our higher tier supporter badges in recognition of their invaluable contribution to furthering vital work in open access scholarship.This additional [...]

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OLH reopens applications to flip subscription journals to open access

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-09-10

We are delighted to announce that the Open Library of Humanities is now open to expressions of interest from subscription journals in the humanities seeking to move to a gold open access (OA) publishing model without author-facing charges (‘diamond’ OA).The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article [...]

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CHASE placement opportunity at the Open Library of Humanities to assist with Editorial, Marketing and Technical duties

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-08-19

CHASE placement opportunity at the Open Library of Humanities to assist with Editorial, Marketing and Technical dutiesThe Open Library of Humanities is seeking a PhD student to assist with editorial, marketing and technical duties as part of our small, hardworking team. The placement is available to arts and humanities PhD students at CHASE member institutions. The position is fully set up for [...]

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The Open Library of Humanities welcomes its first five new higher tier supporters

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-07-27

We are delighted to announce that we have recently welcomed our first five new higher tier super-supporters to our library board: King's College London, The Open University, University College London (UCL), University of Sheffield and University of York. These five super-supporters are the first to be awarded one of our new badges in recognition of their invaluable contribution to furthering [...]

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New OLH membership badges

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-07-14

The Open Library of Humanities would not be able to continue to operate without our library members. We owe our success to our over 300 member institutions and, in gratitude for their generous support, today we are launching our new badges, which we hope our supporting members will display with pride in recognition of their commitment to supporting open access scholarship.We have two types of [...]

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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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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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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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The Open Library of Humanities Celebrates its 5th Birthday

Posted by Rose Harris-Birtill on 2020-09-25

The Open Library of Humanities today celebrates its 5th anniversary since we launched our platform on 28th September 2015 with only 7 journals and 99 supporting institutions. Five years on, our sustainable business model has attracted nearly 300 supporting institutions, proving the success of its pioneering non-classical economic model, and enabling us to establish a thriving platform [...]

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