May 29, 2022

Full Text Book: “Open Access and the Humanities”, A New Book to Read Online and/or Purchase

Here’s a recently published book (November 2014) written by Dr. Martin Paul Eve and published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) that might be of interest to some of our readers.

Eve is a co-founder of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), a project we’ve mentioned several times on infoDOCKET in the past year (some posts below).

The full text book: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future is available to read online (free) and also available for purchase. 

Note: All author royalties from the paperback version will go to Arthritis Research UK.

Begin reading online and/or purchase here.

This blog post from OLH has more info including a few sentences from the preface of the book written by open access expert and Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard, Peter Suber.

Here’s the official book description from CUP:

If you work in a university, you are almost certain to have heard the term ‘open access’ in the past couple of years. You may also have heard either that it is the utopian answer to all the problems of research dissemination or perhaps that it marks the beginning of an apocalyptic new era of ‘pay-to-say’ publishing. In this book, Martin Paul Eve sets out the histories, contexts and controversies for open access, specifically in the humanities. Broaching practical elements alongside economic histories, open licensing, monographs and funder policies, this book is a must-read for both those new to ideas about open-access scholarly communications and those with an already keen interest in the latest developments for the humanities.

See Also: Open Library of Humanities: Submissions For Megajournal Open & Wellcome Trust Joins OLH Library Partnership Subsidy

See Also: Open Library of Humanities Receives Mellon Funding

See Also: Open Library of Humanities Discussing Partnerships For Monograph Publishing Pilot With Three Potential Publishers

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