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The Open Library of Humanities Celebrates its 5th Birthday

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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OLH Readership in 2019 and a Reflection on the First Half Decade

OLH Readership in 2019 and a Reflection on the First Half Decade

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2020-02-10

Publishing in open access formats implies a series of challenges and opportunities. The opportunity of having research published openly is that it will always improve the speed, efficiency and efficacy of research, its reproducibility and the potential for collaboration. Open access also increases the visibility, usage and impact of research, allowing everyone to benefit from it. Last year at the [...]

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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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OLH Editor Ernesto Priego Speaks on Open Access and the Humanities in Ljubljana

OLH Editor Ernesto Priego Speaks on Open Access and the Humanities in Ljubljana

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-06-13

On 22 May 2018 the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk (NOAD) organised a symposium on the theme of Open Access in the Humanities held at the University of Ljubljana. The conference, which explored the issues involved in the development of research infrastructures in the field of humanities (and, social sciences), was attended by more than 80 [...]

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OLH gives Evidence to Wellcome Trust Review on Open Access

OLH gives Evidence to Wellcome Trust Review on Open Access

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-05-22

Today, the 22nd May 2018, the OLH’s Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, gave evidence to the Wellcome Trust's review on its open access policy.Eve said: "it is heartening that the Wellcome Trust, a key promoter of open access, has opened itself to a critical evaluation of its policy. We hope that the Trust will continue to ensure [...]

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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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