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Malmö Keynote on Open Access & the Humanities

OLH Co-Director Dr Caroline Edwards has been invited by the National Library of Sweden to give the keynote for the "Meeting Place: Open Access Conference" in Malmö, April 2015. The title of Caroline's talk will be "Opening Up Open Access Beyond the Sciences: Learning from the Open Library of Humanities" and it will introduce the conference's […]

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LYRASIS Becomes Exclusive North American Membership Partner

From the official LYRASIS press release: ATLANTA, January 26, 2015 – LYRASIS is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership to become the exclusive membership and administrative agent for the Open Library of Humanities in North America. With a strong history of productive partnerships in the open access field, including Knowledge Unlatched, […]

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Open Access Week 2013

OLH Directors Martin Eve and Caroline Edwards will be speaking at a variety of events focussed around Open Access Week 2013. Caroline will be appearing at the following events: "Non-traditional research outputs" (invited lecture as part of a workshop on intellectual property), 12th October 2013, CREATe, University of Glasgow "What does open access mean for the humanities?" […]

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Funded MSc Working on OLH Tech

We're very pleased to be able to announce, in affiliation with the Public Knowledge Project, that there is a funded MSc Computer Science place to work on the typesetting mechanism proposed in the Open Library of Humanities technical roadmap. From the official advert: The University of Lincoln, in association with the Public Knowledge Project, is […]

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OLH Launches Internationalisation Committee

We're delighted to announce the recent launch of the OLH's Internationalisation Committee. The Committee will advise on matters relating to the international reach of the OLH, including the incorporation of non-English language journals, editing processes and building sustainable partnerships with scholarly networks beyond Europe and the United States.  For more information, please visit the committee's […]

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OLH featured in Times Higher Education Cover Story

This week the debate over "gold" open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) was given further attention in the Times Higher Education's cover story. The article featured interview material with OLH Academic Project Directors Dr Martin Paul Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards, as well as an inset feature on the Open Library of Humanities. […]

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A New Breed of Open Access Publisher

We're honoured that in his Guardian article, "PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher" (12th February), Mike Taylor cites the Open Library of Humanities as one of three new Open Access publishers (with PeerJ and eLife) who are radically changing the landscape of academic publishing. Mike, who is a member of our Advocacy Forum, […]

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OLH article on the Chronicle of Higher Education

We're delighted that the OLH has been receiving a widespread level of attention within the first week of the launch of our new website. This week, the Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article on the project, which featured as their top news story of the day. As Jennifer Howard writes: Open access isn't just for […]

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Martin Eve writes for the LSE Impact Blog

  This week, the influential LSE Impact Blog published Martin Eve's article on future directions in academic publishing and the OLH. As Martin writes, whilst the "serials crisis" facing academic publishing (in which university library budgets are unable to keep pace with the costs of purchasing journal subscriptions) has been building since 1986, the recommendations made more recently […]

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