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OLH Readership and Cost Reports for 2018-2019

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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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Technische Universität Berlin joins OLH LPS model

Technische Universität Berlin joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-11-28

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Technische Universität Berlin has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. With approximately 33,500 students, approx. 100 study programs and 40 institutes, the Technische Universität Berlin is one of the largest, internationally renowned and traditional technical universities in Germany. Outstanding achievements in [...]

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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg joins OLH LPS model

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-11-23

We are extremely pleased to announce that Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest universities in Germany. The roots of the university named after Otto von Guericke lie in the three higher education institutions previously [...]

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Open Insights: Open Video and the Audiovisual Body

Open Insights: Open Video and the Audiovisual Body

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-10-26

An Open Insights essay by Ben SpatzFig 1. Screenshot of  Spatz, B. (2018). Editorial. Journal of Embodied Research, 1(1), 5 (7:55) Ben Spatz is editor of the new videographic Journal of Embodied Research from Open Library of Humanities and the Advanced Methods series from Punctum Books, both open access initiatives that intervene in academic epistemologies at the level of method. They [...]

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