OpenEdition Books: e-book gratuiti di ambito umanisitco

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il 20 febbraio 2013 il consorzio Open Edition ha lanciato la nuova piattaforma web Open Edition Books per le discipline umanistiche e le scienze umane e sociali. Più della metà dei libri disponibili sulla piattaforma sono accessibili liberamente con modalità Open Access.

I libri si possono consultare liberamente online. La possibilità di scaricare i file pdf, invece, è vincolata alla sottoscrizione di un abbonamento a tariffe molto contenute (modello Freemium) da parte di biblioteche accademiche o di altre istituzioni.

OpenEdition Books is the final addition to our comprehensive series of publishing platforms for the humanities and social sciences. The new service is the book distribution platform on the OpenEdition portal, a non-profit-making initiative whose aim is to develop Open Access to research results in the humanities, social sciences and beyond. The service is not an ideological gesture. It is a genuine academic program, in which ideas are seen as seeds that require constant cross-fertilisation to attain their full potential. OpenEdition is run by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing, the Université d’Aix-Marseille, the EHESS and the Université d’Avignon, and financed by the French national research agency within the framework of their Facilities of Excellence program.
OpenEdition Books began with over 350 books, a figure that soon grew to 1000. The platform was constructed in partnership with prestigious publishers in the domain of academic publishing: institutional publishing bodies such as the Collège de France, Éditions de l’EHESS, Openbooks Publishers (Cambridge), CEU Press (Budapest and New York), Presses universitaires de Liège and the École française de Rome (Italy), as well as great many French university presses from Provence to Brittany. The platform’s publishing consortium already has thirty members, with new partners joining every week from the French-, Spanish-, English-, Portuguese-, German-, and Italian-speaking worlds and beyond. All it then takes is a little time to digitise the books and publish them online to millions of OpenEdition readers.
Like our member-publishers, we realised it wasn’t possible to develop Open Access without finding ways of financing the publishing work required, a task that has never been more indispensable. To do this we invented the Freemium model, composed of an alliance between researchers, publishers and libraries within the framework of a commercial offer proposing value added services to libraries as part of a transaction for financing Open Access publishing. This will become relevant in June of this year when we activate the sales functions of OpenEdition Books.
Member-publishers agree to publish over 50% of their books on Open Access Freemium. It is these books that are already available for consultation today. Due to their publishers’ commitments, they will permanently remain on Open Access. It is our belief that electronic publishing can work without compromising quality, by encouraging our academic ecosystem to traverse the new frontier that is Open Access for all [da qui].

URL: <http://books.openedition.org/>

ontosOpen: e-book gratuiti di Filosofia

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La casa editrice tedesca Onto Verlag partecipa al progetto europeo AGORA mettendo a disposizione del pubblico una serie di pubblicazioni Open Access.

La lista comprende al momento 38 monografie, pubblicate in formato digitale nella collana ontosOpen.

Ontos Verlag is proud to participate in the EU-funded research project AGORA: Scholarly Open Access Research in European Philosophy, which aims at extending Open Access to secondary literature and establishing guidelines for best practice of Open Access in philosophical scholarship. Ontos Verlag has agreed to contribute to the project in part by making available some of its vast digital resources to the general public.

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URL: <http://www.ontosverlag.de/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=29&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1>

Directory of Open Access Books: monografie ad accesso aperto

la OAPEN Foundation ha lanciato ufficialmente la Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

Il servizio è in versione beta e raccoglie i metadati di oltre 750 pubblicazioni di 22 editori.

Scopo di DOAB è quello di aumentare la visibilità delle monografie ad accesso aperto.

Gli editori accademici sono invitati a fornire i metadati delle pubblicazioni ad accesso aperto, per aumentare la disseminazione dei contenuti e migliorare anche visibilità e impatto.

Gli e-book ad accesso aperto sono ricercabili per campi (titolo, autore, ISBN, parole chiave, abstract, editore) >> vai alla maschera di ricerca avanzata

Sono disponibili anche le liste per titolo, per soggetto e per editore.

URL: <http://www.doabooks.org>

Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History: una rivista open access della CDEC

Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History / Questioni di storia ebraica contemporanea è una rivista open access e peer reviewed del Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (CDEC) di Milano.

La rivista pubblica contributi in lingua inglese su questioni della storia ebraica italiana e, più in generale, su problemi storici e storiografici connessi all’ebraismo.

Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History / Questioni di storia ebraica contemporanea is an open acces and peer reviewed journal published by the Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (CDEC), an institute devoted to historical research that was established in Milan in 1955.

CDEC focuses its attention on the history of Italian Jews in the 20th century, the Fascist and Nazi persecutions, anti-Semitism. On these issues it leads, promotes and publishes scholarly research as well as collections of documentary sources (www.cdec.it).

The history of Italian Jewry features a number of specific traits: two thousand years of uninterrupted presence of the Jews in Rome, the historical layering of “Italian”, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, a continuous confrontation with Christianity first and the Catholic Church later, a rich production of religious art and craft which is today “dispersed” in the most important Jewish museums of the world; strong ties with Jewish groups in other Mediterranean areas and an impressive participation in public life since the second half of the 19th century and through the 20th . Moving from these and other considerations – and keeping in mind the specific nature of the CDEC as an institute of historical research –  in 2008 the Institute’s Scientific Board  decided to pave the way to the realization of Quest.

E’ appena uscito il secondo numero di Quest (ottobre 2011).

Indice degli articoli pubblicati in questo fascicolo:

  • Cristiana Facchini (a cura di), Modernity and the Cities of the Jews
  • Cristiana Facchini, The City, the Ghetto and two Books. Venice and Jewish Early Modernity
  • Francesca Bregoli, The Port of Livorno and its “Nazione Ebrea” in the Eighteenth Century: Economic Utility and Political Reforms
  • Tullia Catalan, The Ambivalence of a Port-City. The Jews of Trieste from the 19th to the 20th Century
  • Joachim Schlör, Odessity: in Search of Transnational Odessa (or “Odessa the best city in the world: All about Odessa and a great many jokes”)
  • Dario Miccoli, Moving Histories. The Jews and Modernity in Alexandria 1881-1919
  • Albert Lichtblau, Ambivalent Modernity: the Jewish Population in Vienna
  • Konstantin Akinsha, Lunching under the Goya. Jewish Collectors in Budapest at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
  • François Guesnet, Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Joel Wegmeister and Modern Hasidic Politics in Warsaw
  • Mark A. Raider, Stephen S. Wise and the Urban Frontier: American Jewish Life in New York and the Pacific Northwest at the Dawn of the 20th Century
  • Ehud Manor, “A source of satisfaction to all Jews, wherever they may be living”. Louis Miller between New York and Tel Aviv, 1911
  • Elissa Bemporad, Issues of Gender, Sovietization and Modernization in the Jewish Metropolis of Minsk
  • Mario Tedeschini Lalli, Descent from Paradise: Saul Steinberg’s Italian Years (1933-1941)

URL: <http://www.quest-cdecjournal.it/index.php>

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: accesso aperto ai volumi pubblicati dal 1665

Nella settimana dedicata all’Open Access (24-30 ottobre 2011), la Royal Society ha annunciato la messa a disposizione in Rete, ad accesso gratuito e senza restrizioni, di tutto l’archivio dei volumi che vanno dal 1665 al 1941 (il “moving wall” corrisponde allo scadere dei 70 anni dalla pubblicazione) delle Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, il primo periodico peer-review della storia dell’editoria scientifica. Molti degli articoli più recenti sono comunque accessibili grazie alle politiche OA adottate negli ultimi anni.

Qui i volumi pubblicati dal 1665 al 1887 (URL: <http://rstl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/by/year&gt;).

Volumi pubblicati dal 1887 ad oggi:

  • Serie A (Scienze matematiche, fisiche e Ingegneria)
  • Serie B (Scienze biologiche)

Royal Society journal archive made permanently free to access

Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available.

The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific publisher, with the first edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society appearing in 1665.  Henry Oldenburg – Secretary of the Royal Society and first Editor of the publication – ensured that it was “licensed by the council of the society, being first reviewed by some of the members of the same”, thus making it the first ever peer-reviewed journal.

Philosophical Transactions had to overcome early setbacks including plague, the Great Fire of London and even the imprisonment of Oldenburg, but against the odds the publication survived to the present day.  Its foundation would eventually be recognised as one of the most pivotal moments of the scientific revolution.

Leggi tutto il comunicato stampa rilasciato dalla Royal Society e le informazioni sulla politica Open Access adottata dalla storica istituzione inglese.

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) è un consorzio di case editrici universitarie che hanno scelto di puntare sul modello Open Access per la distribuzione di monografie scientifiche prodotte nell’ambito degli studi umanistici e delle scienze umane.

Tutti gli editori coinvolti adottano forme di peer review per garantire la massima qualità e trasparenza dei contenuti scientifici pubblicati. Vai all’elenco degli editori che partecipano al progetto.

L’editoria accademica italiana è rappresentata dalla Firenze University Press, che già da qualche anno si distingue per l’adozione di modelli di pubblicazione Open Access.

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.

The OAPEN Library is a collection of quality-assured content. To ensure a standard level of academic quality OAPEN applies the following procedure for its participating publishers.

OAPEN screens publishers who wish to join the library and provide Open Access publications to the collection. Publishers or publishing entities (usually research institutes with their own publishing program) need to be predominantly academic publishers, which primarily means they should have proper and transparent procedures for peer review of manuscripts and it should be clear which publications are peer reviewed.

URL: <http://www.oapen.org>

Doctor Virtualis: una rivista online di filosofia medievale

Doctor Virtualis è una rivista online ad accesso aperto a cura delle cattedre di Storia della filosofia medievale dell’Università degli Studi di Milano.

N° 1 (2002): Il corpo e il testo
La tradizione agostiniana e la cultura del XII secolo.  Il pensiero monastico come possibile tentativo di ricostruire una teoria complessiva della conoscenza. Le immagini, le visioni, i simboli.

N° 2 (2003)Medioevo storico e Medioevo fantastico in Jorge Luis Borges

N° 3 (2004): La metafora nel Medioevo
Il Medioevo ha avuto nozione della metafora come strumento di conoscenza?
Secondo Umberto Eco ai medievali mancò un modello classificatorio, e quindi semantico, sufficientemente agile: non seppero mettere in crisi il modello canonico dell’albero di Porfirio.

N° 4 (2005): Dal Pra e il Medioevo
Lo studio della filosofia medievale come laboratorio teorico per Mario Dal Pra. L’Università degli studi di Milano nel secondo dopoguerra alle origini di una possibile tradizione storiografica.

N° 5 (2006): Bonaventura da Bagnoregio: filosofia, teologia, relazione

N° 6 (2007): Un Medioevo per il cinema: intentio, fictio

N° 7 (2007): Tradurre l’intraducibile
Liceità e limiti della traduzione nel medioevo latino e arabo-islamico

N° 8 (2008): Tracce di debolezza nel pensiero medievale

N° 9 (2009): Laicità e Medioevo

N° 10 (2010): Musica medievale e musica contemporanea

URL: <http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/DoctorVirtualis/>