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Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

LYRASIS is excited to announce a new partnership with the Mellon-funded Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an open access program designed to provide peer-review, publishing, and hosting services for scholarly articles in the humanities. You may have seen the press release that was issued yesterday. Continue reading

Monographs and Open Access

 “The Monographs and Open Access Project was set up to consider the place of monographs in the arts, humanities and social science disciplines, and how they fit into the developing world of open access to research. The project was led by Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and was commissioned by HEFCE in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).”  Read more


Orbis Cascade Alliance’s new local system


Orbis Cascade Alliance and Ex Libris Complete Implementation of a Shared Resource Management and Discovery System Culmination of a two-year effort to replace local systems
Eugene, OR and Chicago, IL—January 22, 2015

The Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 North American academic institutions known for innovative collaboration, and Ex Libris Group, a global leader in library automation services, are pleased to announce completion of a two-year effort to migrate Alliance members to a shared, next-generation library management and discovery solution. Alliance member libraries have migrated from 37 locally hosted systems comprised of four discovery and three ILS platforms to shared use of the cloud-based Alma unified resource management solution and Primo discovery solution. Working in partnership, the Alliance and Ex Libris each played critical roles in managing the complex migration of four cohorts comprised of 6-11 libraries, each cohort migrating over a six-month period. Beyond migration, the Alliance and Ex Libris worked in partnership to create a new resource sharing solution and to develop consortial functionality that will allow Alliance member libraries to build on their 20-year history of shared work.

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Knowledge Unlatched Update

“Cultural Science Journal has published a full report on the KU Pilot project (Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014, ISSN 1836-0416) which you can read here:
“Knowledge Unlatched: A Global Library Consortium Model for Funding Open Access Scholarly Books. Full Report on the Proof-of-Concept Pilot 2014” provides information about the Knowledge Unlatched proof-of-concept Pilot, which took place between January 2012 and September 2014.

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Book Chapter Call

Brian Doherty, Dean of the New College of Florida, is seeking chapter submissions for  “The Handbook of Research on Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations” (published by IGI-Global). We’re looking for contributions that cover a wide swath of research on this area of librarianship, including facility collaborations, shared services, library-vendor partnerships, collaborative technology projects, consortia, and inter-institutional collaborations. To see the call:

CRL and Partners Publish New e-Resources Model License

Chicago, Illinois – December 3, 2014. The Center for Research Libraries is pleased and proud to announce the major upgrade of an important resource for library investment in electronic resources.  The LIBLICENSE Project, started in 1997 at Yale University by Ann Okerson, who now serves as senior advisor at CRL, provides a rich source of information and guidance for libraries and other
institutions seeking to license digital resources for their faculty, students, and researchers.

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Three Press Directors Weigh in on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing

“If you’re a press looking for collaborations,” Chrisman advised, “go out onto your home campus and start talking…. It’s always a wise thing for every university press to make [itself] as relevant as possible.” And Dougherty added, “Collaboration has to be integrated into the strategic thinking of presses.” Economies of scale, he said, should be a strong incentive: “  Read more