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: UMass Amherst Libraries, 2nd October 2014, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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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?

Keywords:open access
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P410 Electronic Publishing
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:15312
Deposited On:07 Oct 2014 17:33

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