We provide humanities scholars and librarians with the critical tools to support their own open-access advocacy.

Browse our open-access advocacy resources, which are all available to re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). We have also provided links to resources from other open-access organisations.

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the OLH in 2023, we extended our Resources to include some of our earlier documents and materials, as a record of how we grew. This list brings together key milestones, minutes, previous campaigns, and significant marketing activities from the past decade.

Open access advocacy.

Name Type Description Date
Poster series Posters A series of posters highlighting our publishing work with various humanities communities, each dedicated to a different historical period 2016, 2017, 2021
Bookmarks Bookmarks Based on the OLH's poster series, and artwork by Nicky Borowiec, these were made for promotional purposes for Open Access Week 2022 2022
Janeway training videos Video series Over the last year we've undertaken many training sessions. This page provides links to sessions that were run for version 1.4.2, 1.4 and 1.3.10. 2023
Supporter Badges Supporter Badges Downloadable digital supporter badges for all our institutions, in recognition of their continuing commitment to supporting open access in the humanities 2023
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary Examination of the profit-driven academic publishing industry, by Jason Schmitt 2018
Open Access and the Humanities Ebook OLH co-founder Martin Paul Eve's monograph on the histories, contexts, and controversies for open access, specifically in the humanities. 2022
OLH mini-documentary Video A short video documentary about the OLH, humanities open access and sustainable diamond OA publishing models 2018
The OLH library brochure PDF A short, visual document that provides a summary of the most relevant aspects of the OLH's work and what we offer 2023
FAQs Webpage FAQs divided into sections for librarians, editors, and authors 2023
Glossary Webpage List of frequently used open-access terms 2023
Reading List Webpage A dynamic and growing bibliography of open-access reading materials 2023

The OLH archive.

Name Type Description Date
Open Insights Blog series A series of think pieces about open-access publishing in the OLH orbit 2018 - present
Janeway Review Blog First-hand account of Janeway's strengths and areas for improvement by Johan Rooryck, Editor-in-Chief of linguistics journal Glossa 2022
EIFL Introduction to Janeway publishing platform Video Learn more about Janeway, a free, open-source publishing platform developed by the OLH's in-house tech team at Birkbeck, University of London. 2019
Organisational Milestones Blog series Highlights from the OLH's past news items 2013-present
Webinars and OLH events Videos A selection of the OLH webinars and online events 2018-present
'Janeway: A Scholarly Communications Platform' Peer-reviewed article Founders of the OLH's publishing platform, Janeway, reflect on the history and significance of the project 2018
'Assessing Open Source Journal Management Software' Peer-reviewed article Review of Janeway against competitor submission platforms 2020
EmpowOA twitter chats Wakelet Curated list of twitter chats from the EmpowOA series 2018-2020
OLH conference poster Poster Graphic representation of the OLH buisness model 2020
OLH infographic Infographic Graphic representation of the OLH buisness model 2020
'Lessons from the Open Library of Humanities' Peer-reviewed article A reflection on the challenges and successes of the project on its five year anniversary 2020


Links to external resources from trusted open-access organisations

OASPA Publishing Resources

Milestone OA documents, best practices and other resources

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Plan S Toolkit

Resources to achieve Plan S Compliancy

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Sherpa Romeo

Helping researchers to make informed publication choices

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Open Access Spectrum Guide by OAPSA and PLOS ONE

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