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A Public Library of the Humanities? An Interview with Martin Paul Eve

picture of an open book

This is the tenth interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Duke University Press, Anvil Academic, NYU Press, MIT Press and the Penn State University Press.

In this interview I speak with Martin Paul Eve (@martin_eve, Lecturer in English at the …

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Mellon Funding for the Open Library of the Humanities

Stacks of the José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City from Wikipedia>

Here’s some exciting news for readers interested in experiments in academic publishing: the Open Library of the Humanities has just received a substantial Mellon Foundation grant to build its technological platform, business model, journal and monograph pilot scheme.

The Open Library of the Humanities (OLH) — run by the enterprising Martin Paul Eve (@martin_eve) and Caroline Edwards (@the_blochian) — is an ambitious project to replicate the Public Library of Science (PLoS) project for the huma…

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This Is Not a Book: Thomas Jefferson & Apple’s App Store

Notes on the State of Virginia app[This is a guest post by John O’Brien and Brad Pasanek. John O’Brien is associate professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he teaches eighteenth-century literature. He is the author of Harlequin Britain: English Pantomime and Entertainment, 1690-1760, and is working on a book entitled Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850. Brad Pasanek is assistant professor of English at UVA. He’s busy revising his first book, a dictionary of…

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Publishing Your Dissertation Online: What’s a New Ph.D. to Do?

Early this week, the American Historical Association (AHA) released a controversial statement that strongly advised graduate programs and libraries to adopt a policy allowing the embargoing of the publication of completed dissertations online for up to six years. The statement has generated much praise and much criticism. Supporters of the statement argue that it protects junior authors, given that in the current academic climate a completed, published, single-authored monograph continues to be …

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On Monographs, Libraries and Blogging: A Conversation with Duke University Press, Part One

duke chapelThis is part 1 of the ninth interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil Academic, Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press and the Penn State University Press.

In this interview I speak with Ken Wissoker (@kwissoker), editorial director …

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Rethinking Peer Review in Academic Publishing: An Interview with Frontiers

This is the eighth interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil Academic, Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press and the Penn State University Press

 

Today I speak with Kamila Markram, president of Frontiers, a new online platform fo…

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Build Your Own Open Access Journal: An Interview with Rob Walsh of Scholastica

This is the seventh interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil AcademicStanford Highwire PressNYU PressMIT Press and the Penn State University Press

Want to start your own open-access journal? Find out more today as I speak wi…

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Open Access Ahoy: An Interview with Ubiquity Press

This is the sixth article in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press, Anvil Academic and the Penn State University Press.

This interview is with Brian Hole of Ubiquity Press (@ubiquitypress), a small new London-…

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Ask RoMEO About Your Favorite Journal’s Open Access Policy

Next week is Open Access Week and its admirable slogan is, “Set the Default to Open Access.” As a recently minted PhD graduate who wants to both publish with recognized journals in my field and widely share my work as open access, this is treacherous territory. Fortunately, there are many roads to open access. One of the most important of these is self-archiving.

I recently took a closer look at a wonderful search engine that has been around for over a decade now, providing information to author…

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A ProfHacker TweetChat with Anvil Academic: Presenting Digital Work for Promotion and Tenure

Last Friday, ProfHacker ran a live TweetChat with Anvil Academic (@anvilacademic), a new press that aims to bring scholarly rigor to publishing digital projects. Anvil is led by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Read our former posts about Anvil herehere, and visit their spanking new website (now accepting submissions!) here. You can also find some great overviews of Anvil’s work in Jack Dougherty (@d…