Friday, May 8, 2015

Open Access partnerships with HATHI Trust

As announced earlier this week, the American Schools of Oriental Research has released an important set of back-list titles into an open access format. As announced today, E J Brill has also released, via the Ancient World Digital Library, an important set of back-list titles into an open access format.  This is an excellent step forward for open scholarship and the sharing of knowledge worldwide.

A couple of other organizations dealing with antiquity have released back list titles thought HATHITrust:
American Numismatic Society
540 American Numismatic Society publications are now available as full-text for free use by the public.

American Schools of Oriental Research

92 American Schools of Oriental Research publications
British Numismatic Journal
Journals of the British Numismatic Society
As have some organizations less focused on antiquity:
  • Southern Illinois University Press
  • Duke University Press
  • University of Illinois Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • University of Michigan Press
  • Utah State University Press
  • The Hymn Society
  • Hoosier Folklore Society
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society
  • Western Society for French History
  • American Folklore Society
  • Society of American Archivists
  • The New Zealand Associations of Scientists
  • Association of American Pesticide Control Officials
  • International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science
  • Ann Arbor Commandery No. 13, Knights Templar of Michigan
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • Pancretan Association of America
Any organization willing to do this can quite simply, quickly, and easily fill out the form at HATHITrust:
Rights Holder Permissions Agreement
I urge those of you who control the copyright of your own or your organizations' publications to make this move.  If you need further information you are welcome to contact me directly.

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