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Open Library of Humanities Update, Part 2: More about disciplinary curation; a first Religious Studies content initiative; and partnering with libraries for sustainable funding

In Part 1 of this Open Library of Humanities Update, I reported that the article submissions platform, built in partnership with Ubiquity Press, has been launched and is now accepting submissions. I also introduced the Religious Studies and Theology Section

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Open Library of Humanities Update, Part 1: Now accepting submissions; Religious Studies and Theology editors in place

An idea whose time has come often takes time to develop. Two years have elapsed since Dr. Martin Paul Eve first issued a call on his blog for participants to help build a “PLOS-style model for the Humanities and Social Sciences.”

Posted in Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals

New year, new Omega Alpha

A very happy 2015 to all our readers. To welcome the new year, Omega Alpha | Open Access has both a new look and an expanded scope. Up to now, the blog has been closely focused on Open Access (capital O,

Posted in Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Monographs, Open Data, Open Peer Review, Open Repositories & Digital Libraries, Open Scholarship, Open Tools, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Publishing Technology, Scholarly Journals

Jonathan Gray reviews Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Open access for scholarly communication in the Humanities faces some longstanding cultural/social and economic challenges. Deep traditions of scholarly authority, reputation and vetting, relationships with publishers, etc. coupled with relatively shallow pockets in terms of funding (at least compared to the Sciences) and

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Open Access, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms

Library Publishing Toolkit e-book available as free download!

I want to make sure to pass along items of interest that surfaced during my summer hiatus. For example, on August 1, 2013, the Press of the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project, a resource-sharing cooperative of New York public and academic

Posted in Book Technology, Book/Article Review, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Publishing Platforms, Publishing Technology

Theological Librarianship celebrates 5 years open access; I join the editorial board

Theological Librarianship: An Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association (ISSN: 1937-8904) celebrates five years of publication as an online open access journal dedicated to fostering “the professional development of theological librarians and to contribute to and enrich the profession

Posted in Libraries & OA, Open Access, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Review: Peter Suber’s Open Access (The MIT Press, 2012)—now also open access!

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I haven’t gotten around to writing this review sooner. I mean, Peter Suber’s book Open Access (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-51763-8) has been out for a year now. Richard Poynder, in

Posted in Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals

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