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BIS Select Committee on Open Access

On 16th April, OLH Project Director Dr Martin Eve was invited to give evidence at the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, which is appointed by the UK House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and its associated public bodies, including Ofcom and the Office of […]

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Megajournals and Scholarship in the South

Francisco Osorio, a social anthropologist at the University of Chile and editor of the Latin American social science journal Cinta de Moebio (Moebius Strip), has published an article discussing what the Open Library of Humanities might mean for journal editors working in the Global South. Osorio poses a series of questions of direct relevance to academic […]

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The OLH’s Reception in New Zealand

Independent journalist and academic researcher Mark P. Williams has recently written an article examining the Open Library of Humanities for the New Zealand independent news website Scoop Independent News. Outlining the recent history of open access in scholarly journals publishing, and the current "serials crisis" that faces academic research, Williams discusses what George Monbiot has […]

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Latest Download Figures for the Social Sciences Directory

Just 9 months after it was originally conceived, the UK gold open access publisher Social Sciences Directory launched in September 2012. Publishing articles in a range of disciplines in online-only form, the Directory has rapidly established itself as a landmark open access publisher in the UK. Publishing both peer-reviewed research as well as "value-added content" […]

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American Historical Society Article on OLH

Jennifer Reut has published a short article about the launch of the OLH on the American Historical Association's website, under the "Perspectives on History" series. Outlining the OLH's development as an initiative designed to explore the suitability of a Public Library of Science model of publishing within the humanities and social sciences, Reut discusses the […]

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OA Publishing in Religion and Theology

Gary F. Daught who runs the Omega Alpha website on open access publishing in religion and theology has published an extensive interview with two of the OLH's committee members – Peter Webster (British Library) from the Academic Steering and Advocacy Committee and Justin Meggitt (Cambridge) from the Advocacy Forum. As Daught writes, academics within theology […]

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