Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing releases scholarly communications platform, “Janeway”


Birkbeck’s Centre for Technology and Publishing is pleased to announce the open-source release of its software for academic publishing. “Janeway” is a press and journal system designed for open-access publishing that is free to download, use, and modify. Written in Django/Python from the ground up and still under active development, the software includes a submission […]

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Open Cultural Data Symposium: 25th November 2016

An archive

This symposium presents an opportunity to reflect upon several decades of major digitisation initiatives within UK cultural institutions. Motivated by the desire to improve public access and capitalise on the potential of new technologies, the mass digitisation of collections and archives in the UK has been one of the most significant contemporary changes to our […]

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OLH now supported by over 200 institutions thanks to the libraries of the seven Irish universities

OLH 200 institutions

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Libraries of the seven Irish universities have joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The seven Irish universities consist of Dublin City University, Maynooth University, National University Ireland, Galway, Trinity College, Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, and University of Limerick. With the […]

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MIT Linguistics Faculty Statement of Support for Glossa and Open Library of Humanities


Today, the linguistics faculty at MIT followed those at other universities, such as the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in endorsing the journal run by the previous editorial board and editors of Elsevier’s journal Lingua. The new journal Glossa is supported by the Open Library of Humanities, which the faculty also endorsed. The faculty, which includes […]

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Birkbeck centre begins work on open-source translation tool for scholarly communications

Birkbeck School of Arts

The Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing, based in the School of Arts, has announce that work has begun on its open-source translation tool for scholarly communications. The tool, being developed as part of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a private donor, will be designed to allow users to write and […]

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Birkbeck awarded $741,000 grant for new humanities open-access model of publishing

Open Library of Humanities

Birkbeck, University of London has been awarded a three-year grant of $741,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to cement and expand a new model for open-access publishing in the humanities disciplines. The Open Library of Humanities platform, directed by Dr. Martin Paul Eve and Dr. Caroline Edwards – both faculty members in Birkbeck’s School of […]

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