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Launched: The Open Library of Humanities

The Open Library of Humanities (OLHH) launched at the end of September 2015, opening with a seven journals

In the first year, the platform is planned to publish 150 articles with new material being pubished weekly. The economics of this work is approximately £4 ($6) per institution per open-access article.

If your institution would like to join the OLH library partnership, please visit the Jisc Collections catalogue page.

Jisc Historical Texts - Cover of the Month

From this month, the focus of this section is shifting to Jisc Historical Texts and some of the eyecatching covers available in the British Library collection.

With Autumn now upon us, the first cover alludes to an image so often associated with this time of year - that of leaves falling from a tree. It is from E Nesbit's 'Leaves of Life', a collection of her poetry, published in 1888.

This is just one of thousands of texts from the British Library 19th Century Collection which you can find at Jisc Historical Texts, part of the Jisc eCollections service.

Jisc Collections news

Knowledge Unlatched Launches Round 2 Collection

Published Tue October 6 2015, by Caren Milloy. Edited by Oisan Man in Open Access

Knowledge Unlatched launches second round of open access books after the success of the first collection, which has seen over 35,000 downloads in 167 countries in the first year.

Launched this week: The Open Library of Humanities

Published Fri October 2 2015, by Caren Milloy (Edited by Oisan Man) in Open Access

The Open Library of Humanities (OLHH) launched at the start of this week. 

Institution as e-textbook publisher project’s first book published

Published Thu September 17 2015, by Vivien Ward in Institution as E-textbooks Publisher

Project publishes first e-textbook with institutions acting as publisher

Karger Journal Archive 2015-18 agreement

Published Thu September 10 2015, by Richard Savory in Resource updates

The Karger Journal Archive Collection comprises all digitised Karger journal issues from 1997 back to each title's first publication. Structured in five subject packages, the collection consists of 64 titles covering a total of 2,217 publication years and approximately 165,000 articles.

ACM Books Collection I 2015-16

Published Tue September 1 2015, by Richard Savory in New agreements

This is the first in a series of planned collections of ACM eBooks to be made available to institutions.

PathCAL 2015/16 Agreement

Published Fri August 21 2015, by Victoria Legge in Renewals

The PathCAL renewal agreement is now available.

RefWorks - renewals invited for a further three years

Published Thu August 13 2015, by Caroline Mackay in Renewals

RefWorks is now available to renew for a further three years; October 2015 to September 2018.

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