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Open Access Publishing in the Humanities Online Discussion

Online discussion on Open Access Publishing in the Humanities, organized by H-HistBibl and the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association (April 25, 2018).

The discussion started with brief presentations by Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association, and Sarah McKee, Senior Associate Director for Publishing at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University. 

Understanding the needs of scholars in a contemporary publishing environment: Survey results

Publication of interest:

PWW Research Team. Understanding the Needs of Scholars in a Contemporary Publishing Environment: Survey Report (Publishing Without Walls: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017).  http://hdl.handle.net/2142/98576

The Ground Truth: Transcribing historical Arabic Scientific Manuscripts for OCR research

The British Library has announced "a collaborative transcription project to support state-of-the-art research in automatic handwritten text recognition for historical Arabic texts." (Nora McGregor, "The Ground Truth: Transcribing historical Arabic Scientific Manuscripts for OCR research," British Library Digital Scholarship Blog, March 12, 2018, http://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2018/03/arabic-handwri