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Short unplanned downtime: Thursday 1st October 2015

Short unplanned downtime: Thursday 1st October 2015

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-01

This morning the OLH tech. team detected a short period of downtime on the server lasting approximately 45 minutes. This caused OLH journals to be unavailable. We apologise for this inconvenience and offer the following by way of a transparent report. This unplanned downtime was caused by the first occurrence of an unforeseen event on our new infrastructure. Our web server encountered an error [...]

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An interview with OLH author Keith Johnston about the history of 3D cinema in the UK

An interview with OLH author Keith Johnston about the history of 3D cinema in the UK

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-30

This article with Keith Johnston is the first in 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 the first research article published at the Open Library of Humanities journal: Johnston, K M 2015 “3D UK? 3D History and the Absent British Pioneers”. Open Library of Humanities, 1(1): e2, pp. 1–25, [...]

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CFP: Authors, Narratives, and Audiences in Medieval Saints’ Lives / Deadline: 29 December, 2017

CFP: Authors, Narratives, and Audiences in Medieval Saints’ Lives / Deadline: 29 December, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-29

The composition of saints' lives in medieval literature was more than an act of devotion. Alongside allowing their authors to explore and express their faith, the writing of saints' lives provided opportunities to explore subjects such as the foundation myths of religious communities, travel and exploration, and gender and sexuality. Saints' lives were also an ideal medium for reaching [...]

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Paperity and Open Library of Humanities Partner to Enhance Discoverability

Paperity and Open Library of Humanities Partner to Enhance Discoverability

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-29

We're very please to announce a partnership between Paperity, the open-access aggregator, and the Open Library of Humanities. This is part of our ongoing commitment to solid discoverability principles for open-access articles at the OLH. Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. It aims to give readers easy and unconstrained access to thousands [...]

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OLH Launches

OLH Launches

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-28

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the Open Library of Humanities. Over two years in the planning and execution, the platform starts with seven journals, supported by 99 institutions. Our estimated publication volume for year one is 150 articles across these venues. The economics of this work out at approximately £4 ($6) per institution per open-access article. You [...]

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Imperial College London joins OLH LPS model

Imperial College London joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-25

We are extremely pleased to announce that Imperial College London has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of [...]

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King’s College London joins OLH LPS model

King’s College London joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-24

We are extremely pleased to announce that King’s College London has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. King’s College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. In the 2013-4 QS international world rankings KCL was ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world. The Open Library of [...]

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University of Southampton joins OLH LPS model

University of Southampton joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-23

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Southampton has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University of Southampton is recognised as a global centre for excellence in research and education. It has led pioneering interdisciplinary research and services to facilitate open [...]

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University of Sydney becomes first OLH LPS member in Southern Hemisphere

University of Sydney becomes first OLH LPS member in Southern Hemisphere

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-22

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Sydney has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system, the first university from the Southern Hemisphere to do so. The University of Sydney is placed in the top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide, ensuring that Australian innovation and research is recognised on the international stage. Leading the [...]

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University of Oregon joins OLH LPS model

University of Oregon joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-21

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Oregon Libraries has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Oregon is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities—one of only 36 public institutions belonging to this organization of top research universities. AAU members are on the leading edge of innovation and [...]

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UCL joins OLH LPS model

UCL joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-18

We are extremely pleased to announce that University College London (UCL) has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. UCL is one of the world’s leading universities and the top-rated university in the UK for “research strength” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. UCL is also home to the UK’s first purely open-access university press, which launched [...]

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Open Library of Humanities obtains formal charitable status

Open Library of Humanities obtains formal charitable status

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-09-04

We are pleased to announce that the Open Library of Humanities (a UK company limited by guarantee with no shareholders) is now formally registered as a UK charity (registered charity number 1163413). While the motivation for the platform has always been to create a publisher with a not-for-profit mission devoted solely to the advancement of education through open-access publishing, formal [...]

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University of North Texas joins OLH LPS model

University of North Texas joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-08-27

The University of North Texas Libraries has become one of the newest members of the Open Library of Humanities Library Partnership Subsidy system. A program designed to make scholarly knowledge more accessible, the partnership eliminates costly article processing charges many researchers must pay before publishing in open-access journals. “We’re pleased to offer an additional avenue for [...]

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ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts to join OLH

ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts to join OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-08-26

The Open Library of the Humanities is pleased to announce that the ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts has joined its ranks for launch! The journal is the publication of ASIANetwork, a consortium of approximately 160 U.S.-based Liberal Arts Colleges with Asian Studies programs. The journal is a double-blind peer reviewed journal that publishes research and [...]

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SOAS joins OLH LPS model

SOAS joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-08-24

We are extremely pleased to announce that SOAS University of London has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. SOAS is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding [...]

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