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Reveal Digital Independent Voices Collection 2017-18 Agreement

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Reveal Digital's Independent Voices is a digital collection that brings together alternative press publications from the U.S. and Canada that were published in the latter half of the 20th century, drawn from the special collections of more than 30 participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBTs, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines.

Independent Voices is published under Reveal Digital's innovative library crowd-funding cost recovery open access model. Through this model, Reveal Digital pools money contributed by libraries to clear rights, digitise, host and deliver the collections aggregated from many institutions. Once costs are recovered the Independent Voices collection becomes open access in 2019. Until then, only contributing libraries will be able to access the collection.   

In the UK, half of the amount pledged by libraries will go towards the digitisation of UK alternative press content for future inclusion in Independent Voices.

The following Institutions have pledged to the Reveal Digital Independent Voices;

University of Sussex (previous pledge)

University of York

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of Manchester

University College London

University of Bristol

University of Sheffield

Birkbeck College

University of Reading

University of Salford

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Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities

American Studies, American History, Women's & Gender Studies, English Literature, Contemporary Poetry

Academic Levels

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Research

Resource Types

  • Archive Only Resources
  • Online Journals
  • Teaching And Learning Materials
  • Research Materials
  • Reference Works
  • Magazines

Further information

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