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Open Insights: The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales

Open Insights: The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales

Posted by James Smith on 2018-04-03

Heading for the Open Rogue: The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury TalesAn Open Insights interview with Alex MuellerImage: William Blake's engraving of Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims.I suspect that scholars and librarians feel roughly the same way about academic publishers. They find it increasingly difficult to live with them, but fear they cannot live without them. When skyrocketing [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Ernesto Priego

Open Insights: An Interview with Ernesto Priego

Posted by James Smith on 2018-03-19

The Comics Grid: Open access challenges and opportunitiesAn Open Insights interview with Ernesto PriegoDr Ernesto Priego is a lecturer at City, University of London and the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, a prize-winning open access journal hosted by the Open Library of Humanities.His broader interests include comics [...]

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University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals

University of Huddersfield Press Becomes First to Use Hosted Janeway Service for Journals

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-03-17

The Open Library of Humanities, Birkbeck’s Centre for Technology and Publishing, and the University of Huddersfield Press have entered into an agreement to migrate the Press’s journals to the Janeway platform.Janeway is a modern, open-source academic publishing platform written in Python using the Django framework. It has a commitment to an easy-to-understand codebase; an aesthetically pleasing [...]

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Introducing EmpowOA at OLH

Introducing EmpowOA at OLH

Posted by James Smith on 2018-03-09

Humanities publishing can be a harsh and unforgiving place for open access.We understand. In 2018, the Open Library of Humanities will pool its knowledge and resources to empower its membership, its authors and the wider humanities open access community. Now is the time to form the bonds that will give strength and conviction to all those supporting the APC-free gold open access of the [...]

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University Library of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins OLH LPS model

University Library of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-03-09

We are pleased to announce that the University Library of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany and unites almost all academic disciplines under one roof, including the Mainz University Medical Center, the [...]

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University of Vienna joins OLH LPS model

University of Vienna joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-01-08

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Vienna has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  Founded in 1365, the University of Vienna is one of the oldest universities in Europe. With 175 degree programmes, 47 university continuing education and training programmes and about 94,000 students, the University of Vienna is the largest and [...]

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University of Bern joins OLH LPS model

University of Bern joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-12-19

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Bern has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  The University of Bern is located in the heart of the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834.  The University enjoys special recognition in leading-edge disciplines, is reputed for the excellent quality of its teaching, and has a campus [...]

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Carleton College joins OLH LPS model

Carleton College joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-12-13

We are extremely pleased to announce that Carleton College has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 33 majors in the arts, humanities, [...]

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Article in OLH Journal, The Comics Grid, Wins Prestigious Learned Society Prize

Article in OLH Journal, The Comics Grid, Wins Prestigious Learned Society Prize

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-12-08

We are delighted to announce that Aleisha Ward's article, "New Zealand Jazz Concerts, the Use and Abuse of Grand Pianos, and One Cartoonist’s Response" -- published in the Open Library of Humanities-supported journal The Comics Grid -- has won the prestigious Rebecca Coyle Prize.The Rebecca Coyle Prize is awarded to the best paper on popular music in the Australia-New Zealand region in [...]

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Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg joins OLH LPS model

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-12-08

We are extremely pleased to announce that Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1502, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has been a place of scientific enlightenment, academic development and future-oriented research for over 500 years. The institution is the largest university in the state of [...]

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Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig joins OLH LPS model

Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-11-27

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Leipzig University Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Leipzig University was founded in 1409, its Library in 1543. In the course of its diverse history, it grew to encompass a wide selection of disciplines comprising almost all areas of knowledge and culture. The library director Prof. Ulrich [...]

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Open Library of Humanities signs Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity

Open Library of Humanities signs Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-11-23

The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to endorse the principles of the Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity.The authors of the Jussieu Call “find it necessary to foster an Open Access model that is not restricted to a single approach based on the transfer of subscriptions towards APCs (publication fees charged to authors to allow free access to their articles).” Such a singular [...]

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University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main joins OLH LPS model

University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-11-16

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Goethe University Frankfurt, positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a [...]

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University of San Diego joins OLH LPS model

University of San Diego joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-11-09

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of San Diego has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders who are dedicated to ethical [...]

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University of Rostock joins OLH LPS model

University of Rostock joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-11-03

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Rostock has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1419, the University of Rostock is the oldest in the Baltic Sea Region. Joint research projects with other universities, in Germany and abroad, enable networking and an expansion of the University of Rostock’s expert and expertise [...]

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