"Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh round of funding today. It includes the KU Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) collection of books familiar to libraries, as well as nearly 20 discipline-specific collections developed in partnerships with highly regarded HSS and STEM academic publishers..."
In the Scholarly Kitchen, Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association, assesses the state of open peer review in the humanities:
"Open Peer Review in the Humanities," The Scholarly Kitchen, March 4, 2020, https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/03/04/guest-post-open-peer-review-in-the-humanities/
New book of interest:
Jennifer Edmond (ed.) Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research. Open Book Publishers (January 2020)
294 pp. | 2 B&W illustrations | 6.14'' x 9.21'' (156 x 234 mm)
"In 2019, KU continued to expand its KU Select offerings in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) as well as in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It also introduced new partnerships and business models with some of the world’s most renowned academic publishers. As a result, KU will be able to unlatch 274 books from its KU Select 2019 HSS collection, 38 books from its KU Select STEM collection, and about 98 books from its various partner offerings... "
"Open Access (OA) content on one seamless and easy-to-use platform: that is the goal of the Open Research Library (ORL), which has officially launched ... at www.openresearchlibrary.org... A powerful hosting platform that makes scientific book publications, and other high-quality academic OA content, freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, ORL provides free access to a comprehensive collection of thousands of scholarly monographs, anthologies, journals, videos, posters and other formats. "
Karin Wulf writes:
Rick Anderson (Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah) and Karin Wulf (Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture) discuss the recent report on scholars' perceptions and use of monographs by Cambridge University Press (CUP) and Oxford University Press (OUP).
"Could subscriptions create a pathway to sustainable open-access monograph publishing? MIT Press plans to find out."
(Inside Higher Ed, October 22, 2019, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/10/22/exploring-subscriptions-support-open-access...)