The Innovation in Digital Publishing in the Humanities session at the American Historical Association’s 2015 annual meeting in New York is co-presented by the Wellcome Trust and the New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health.
Guest post from Lisa O’Sullivan, Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health
By now it’s axiomatic that the digital world poses new opportunities and challenges for researchers, libraries, educational institutions, and publishers, which must be engaged with digital formats in a sustained and thoughtful way.
Today’s What We’re Reading features a recently discovered 1,600 year old basilica in İznik Lake, tracing the history of the rise of US tuition, a call for “rational discussion” about open access, why library lovers are less lonely, and much more!
Through email conversation, from February 20-May 15, 2013, the Council of the American Historical Association made the following decisions:
Two articles published in the May issue of Perspectives on History have become part of conversations online, and we wanted them to be available to a wider audience. They are now open to members and non-members alike.*
In “Opening the Journal,” Hong-Ming Liang offers insights into what a journal can do to serve the college, community, and liberal arts. As chief editor of the Middle Ground Journal, Liang cultivates a commitment to history in his student interns, who take on teaching and mentoring roles at a local public charter school.
The American Historical Association voices concerns about recent developments in the debates over “open access” to research published in scholarly journals. The conversation has been framed by the particular characteristics and economics of science publishing, a landscape considerably different from the terrain of scholarship in the humanities. The governing Council of the AHA has unanimously approved the following statement. We welcome further discussion in the comment section below.
AHA Statement on Scholarly Journal Publishing
(4 September 2012)
Many members of the international scholarly and scientific community are justifiably concerned by a growing inequality of access to the fruits of their labors.