Open or closed? Which availability to choose for your dissertation

Sometimes, researchers ask us to close off access to a dissertation that had initially been made available in Open Access through our institutional repository Lirias. The main motivation for this is the fear that publishers won’t be willing to publish the material if it can already be freely consulted online. This fear stems from a general anxiety that characterizes the dissertation process: the idea that developing your dissertation is still something you mainly do alone, without publicly sharing too many…

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KU Leuven Libraries Artes supports Sidestone Press

KU Leuven Libraries Artes has signed up for Sidestone Press’s library program. Sidestone Press is an academic publishing house founded by scholars, for scholars. They have one clear ambition: to make scientific information available to all. Through their digital e-book library they provide free online reading worldwide (in HTML format). Researchers and students affiliated with KU Leuven can now also freely download the PDF format of all publications and buy a print copy with 25% discount. By joining the library…

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Libraries and Diamond Open Access

The following is the redacted text of a statement given by Demmy Verbeke at the “The Diamond Open Access Model: what impact on research?” webinar organized by Academia Europaea Cardiff, KU Leuven Libraries and the Young Academy of Europe on March 28, 2022.  Academic libraries have a responsibility in the context of Diamond Open Access on at least two levels. For more than a decade now, librarians worldwide have played a role in promoting OA, explaining the various options to…

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Humanities Commons: More than a Scholarly Network for Humanists

If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you might have noticed that The Scholarly Tales is a blog hosted by Humanities Commons (HC). We, at Artes research, actively promote the use of innovative, non-profit and community-led platforms such as HC and work to bring them to the attention of our readers and researchers. In this blogpost we will take you through the different aspects of the Humanities Commons platform and explain what it can offer you. Humanities Commons…

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Event: The Diamond Open Access Model: What impact on research? (webinar)

On March 28th (2pm, CEST) the Academia Europaea Cardiff, KU Leuven Libraries and the Young Academy of Europe jointly organize a webinar about “The Diamond Open Access Model: what impact on research?”. The webinar is free and open to all, the registration form can be found here. During this one-hour webinar, an expert panel will explain and discuss the latest developments in Open Access publishing and what it means for researchers, research-intensive institutions, learned societies, libraries and other publishers. There…

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CFP: Open Science day KU Leuven 2022

On Monday 9 May 2022 KU Leuven will organize the 2022 edition of the Open Science day as a hybrid event, online and at the Irish College in Leuven. The Open Science day is an event where researchers share experiences about Open Science. It offers researchers the opportunity to enter into conversation with university leadership including rector Luc Sels. Next to these debates, there will be two interactive panel sessions and a poster session. The panel sessions will be dedicated…

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New digital scholarship resources, January 15-21

Welcome to another overview of new digital scholarschip resources added to the Artes Digital Scholarship Community on Zotero (learn more about this group and join with your Zotero account to get the group’s resources right in Zotero on your desktop). It’s a brief one; we’re currently reading a lot of excellent data management plans from new PhD researchers, which will be their own blog post sometime in February. In this edition: a fantastic new open access resource on data management in linguistics, unfortunate…

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The Programming Historian: OA tutorials in the digital humanities

The Programming Historian is an OA journal that publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. Every lesson is published in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. What does it offer you? The Programming Historian offers the ability to teach yourself new skills within the world of the digital humanities.  Every tutorial is rigorously peer reviewed to make sure it is accessible to newcomers and is judged…

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Funding Opportunity: DARIAH-EU Digital Humanities Open Access Monograph Bursary for First Publications 

DARIAH-EU is launching an annual Open Access Monograph* Bursary for the publication of a first monograph in the field of Digital Humanities. This bursary reflects DARIAH’s commitment to the growing open research culture for Arts and Humanities scholars. Through this funding, the organization hopes to make Open Access publishing a more viable option for early career researchers, who often encounter financial or professional hurdles when considering this publishing route. For more information from DARIAH-EU on the context of Open Access publishing and the specific…

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Opening The Future: A new funding model for OA monographs

Opening the Future is a collective subscription model for OA books. Libraries can sign up for its membership scheme, which implies that they grow their collections and support Open Access at the same time. The objective is to raise small contributions from a large number of academic libraries, so that no single institution bears a disproportionate burden. How does it work? A library subscribes to a backlist package of non-OA books offered by a publisher. The publisher makes this backlist…

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