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    Open Access and the humanities: contexts, controversies and the future

    Eve, Martin Paul (2014) Open Access and the humanities: contexts, controversies and the future. In: Five Colleges Digital Humanities Seminar, 2 Oct 2014, UMASS, Amherst, U.S.. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    AMHERST, Mass. ? The UMass Amherst Libraries host a talk, ?Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future,? by Dr. Martin Eve, on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 3:00 p.m., in Room 2601, on Floor 26, in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Open Access (OA), the notion that research work should be free to access and re-use, is a theoretically simple concept that has become mired in practical complexities and controversies. It is also, however, an aspect of contemporary research practice that is gaining worldwide traction and one that no contemporary scholar can afford to ignore, regardless of his or her discipline. In this talk, Dr. Martin Eve will set out the background to open access, the specific challenges faced by the humanities and the potential future solutions. What, exactly, do the terms ?gold?, ?green?, ?libre? and ?gratis? mean? How can OA be affordable for the humanities? What are the political motivations for its implementation? What is open licensing? And will open access really happen?

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 09:54
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:36
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12168

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