Reaching Out to the Humanities for Open Access Week

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  Today marks the start of Open Access Week, now in its 7th year. From October 20 through 26, individuals and institutions worldwide will hold events (workshops, symposia, lectures, and even upload-a-thons) centered on the issue of open access. Last year, dh+lib compiled a round-up of events that focused on the humanities, and we’d like ...

Open Access Week (#oaweek) in DH

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What does Open Access Week have to do with the digital humanities? For those unfamiliar with the event, it is an annual, global celebration of open access (OA) that began in 2007 and is billed as: [A]n opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, ...

RESOURCE: Now Available, Software Takes Command, Open Access Edition

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Lev Manovtch has announced an Open Access edition of his new book Software Takes Command, published by Bloomsbury Academic. First released in July 2013, as volume 5 of a series of International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics, the book traces the concepts and techniques of contemporary software like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Final Cut back to development ...

OPPORTUNITY: Editorial Recruitment, Open Library of the Humanities

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The Open Library of the Humanities is seeking editors for its disciplinary fields. As described by its cofounder Martin Eve in a piece in the Guardian’s Higher Education Network blog in March, the Open Library of the Humanities seeks “to offer a low-APC (academic publishing costs) or APC-free solution for rigorously reviewed, digitally preserved work across ...

POST: JLA Lights the Way

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On Saturday, the news broke that the entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration (JLA) had resigned in protest of the journal’s restrictive author agreement. In a post on ACRLog, Scott Walter (Editor of College and Research Libraries) puts this move in context with the open access movement and asks, “Why do so ...

RECOMMENDED: OA in the USA

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The White House, responding to a We the People petition from May 2012, announced Friday that federal agencies with more than $100 million in research will make federally funded research and data sets freely available to the public within 12 months of publication. The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), which contains ...