Offsetting as a path to full Open Access: MIT and the Royal Society of Chemistry sign first North American ‘read and publish’ agreement (In the Open)

In the Open: Offsetting as a path to full Open Access: MIT and the Royal Society of Chemistry sign first North American ‘read and publish’ agreement. “Over the past few years the MIT Libraries – like many US research libraries– have been watching with interest the development of ‘offsetting’ agreements in Europe and the UK. In offsetting agreements, a single license incorporates costs associated with access to paywalled articles and costs associated with open access publication. This type of agreement has emerged in Europe and the UK and been the source of both new deals and broken deals.”

News and Tribune: Decades of student publications digitized at IU Southeast

News and Tribune: Decades of student publications digitized at IU Southeast. “On April 1, 1947, the second edition of The Southeastern Student was released to students and staff at Indiana University Southeast. The edition, an early ancestor of today’s student newspaper, The Horizon, consisted of school reminders, updates on the employment of alumni and statistics on a recent basketball tournament in Bloomington. That student publication, just two pages long and without photographs or design elements, paved the way for more than seven decades of student work. The bulk of those publications (1947-2007) have been digitized and are available online thanks to grants from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and Indiana University Bicentennial.”

The Catholic Telegraph: All Issues Of The Catholic Telegraph From 1831 – 1885 Now Online

The Catholic Telegraph: All Issues Of The Catholic Telegraph From 1831 – 1885 Now Online. “All issues of The Catholic Telegraph from 1831-1885 can now be read online. Funded by grants from the State Library of Ohio and the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, the Catholic Research Resources Alliance has been working with the archdiocese’s archives to digitize, index, and post the issues. “

PR Newswire: Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Amateur Newspapers From the 19th Century (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Amateur Newspapers From the 19th Century (PRESS RELEASE.) “Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that’s considered the social media of the 19th century and gives students and researchers a unique inside look at how teens and young adults of the period expressed themselves and their opinions to the world. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital archive in the U.S., providing authentic newspaper writings published by the younger generation of the 19th century. The archive gives an unprecedented look at how youth viewed themselves, their hometowns, the country and the world around them during the era, drawing researchers into the world of America’s first youth subcultures.”

EIN Presswire: Over 100 Years of Japanese-American History (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN Presswire: Over 100 Years of Japanese-American History (PRESS RELEASE). “Over 100 years of Japanese-American history is now available online through Rafu Shimpo (羅府新報, the L.A. Japanese Daily News) Digital Archive, a new collection on East View’s Global Press Archive platform. Founded in 1903 to support the small but growing Japanese community in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles, California, Rafu Shimpo was published daily, with an English-language section added to the Sunday edition in 1926. By the 1940s the newspaper had grown to be the largest-circulation newspaper published in Japanese in the United States.”

BBC: Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts

BBC: Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts. “For a monk who lives in the Sinai desert in Egypt, in the world’s oldest working monastery, Father Justin replies to emails very speedily. It should come as no surprise: the Greek Orthodox monk is in charge of hauling the library at St Catherine’s into the 21st Century. This ancient collection of liturgical texts, including some of the earliest Christian writing and second in size only to the Vatican, is going to be made available online for scholars all over the world.”

British Library: The Serres Gospels goes online

British Library: The Serres Gospels goes online. “In this spectacular portrait, Jacob, bishop of Serres (b. 1300, d. 1365), humbly presents his Gospel-book to Christ. He is shown at the end of a copy of the Four Gospels in Old Church Slavonic, known as the Serres Gospels. This book is now completely digitised, and is available to view online on the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site.”