Tag: Open Access

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Open Access research: new policy document from HEFCE

March 31st, 2014 at 11:03

“Following extensive consultation, the four UK higher education funding bodies have introduced an open-access requirement in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework. The core of the policy is that journal articles and conference proceedings must be available in an open-access form to be eligible for the post-2014 REF.  In practice, this means that these outputs must be [...]

Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection to become Open Access

March 11th, 2014 at 10:03

“Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books (including one joint-edited by Alan Sommerstein) from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The KU Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books. Support from [...]

Getty images free to use

August 15th, 2013 at 10:08

The Getty Museum has launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

April 9th, 2013 at 09:04

“OATD is an index of over 1.5 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.” This resource has been added to the eLibrary Gateway and can be found at

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)

March 9th, 2012 at 08:03

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.

Innervate: read all about it!

February 9th, 2012 at 03:02

  Innervate is the online journal of undergraduate work in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of Undergraduate Studies, writes: “To innervate, as defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, means ‘to supply… with nerve-force’ and its usage here is inflected by the work of F.R. Leavis, who applied [...]

Living Book Project: bridging the gap between the ‘Two Cultures’

November 28th, 2011 at 12:11

“A series of 21 ‘living books’ has been launched online as part of a pioneering initiative designed to provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. The Living Books About Life series is written and produced by humanities scholars from universities across the world – from the UK and America to Poland and Australia [...]

COnnecting REpositories (CORE): Open Access federated search engine now live

October 10th, 2011 at 08:10

“The COnnecting REpositories (CORE) project aims to facilitate the access and navigation across relevant scientific papers stored in Open Access repositories. The project will make a new open metadata repository available in the Linked Data format describing the semantic relatedness between resources stored across a selection of UK repositories, including the Open University Open Research [...]

Expanding access to published research findings

September 16th, 2011 at 02:09

A new independent working group has been set up to examine how UK-funded research findings can be made more accessible.   The group will propose a programme of action and make recommendations to government, research funders, publishers and other interested parties on how access to research findings and outcomes can be broadened for key audiences such [...]

Open access: Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy

February 22nd, 2011 at 10:02

Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy is an electronic, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of French and Francophone thought. Though rooted in the discipline of philosophy, the journal invites interdisciplinary extensions and explorations in a theoretical register in both French and English. A link to the journal will appear on the eLibrary Gateway shortly.