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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Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing report shows £2.5m saving to UK HE sector from open-access offsetting

A member of the Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing has published an evaluation of offsetting agreements for UK open access across Jisc Collections’ deals for the 2015 period. Doctoral candidate Stuart Lawson, whose work on the economics of scholarly communications is well known, examined the five agreements that were in place throughout 2015: from […]

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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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Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing unveils open-source translation tool based on Hypothesis

Annotran in action

The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to reveal the first of its software initiatives, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Birkbeck, University of London: Annotran. Developed by Dr Marija Katic and Professor Martin Paul Eve in the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, the tool […]

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Guardian Article on OLH Published Scholarship

Mapping the Flows of Scholarly Communications

OLH authors Stuart Lawson and Jonathan Gray have published an article in the Guardian about their research into the cost of open access publishing. The piece is based on the recent article, “Opening the Black Box of Scholarly Communication Funding: A Public Data Infrastructure for Financial Flows in Academic Publishing,” which was published on the Open […]

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