Monthly Archives: July 2015

All That Is Gold (OA) Does Not Glitter

OBP: Samuel Watson

Image sourced from "it is NOT junk" by Michael Eisen

Image sourced from “it is NOT junk” by Michael Eisen

Earlier this month the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) announced a boycott of Elsevier – the largest academic publisher in the world – in protest at its stranglehold on the academic community.

The alternative, they argue, is Gold Open Access.

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Pro Bono: Open Access Cicero

OBP: Katie McIvor

CiceroOBP is delighted to announce that a new web version of one of our Classics Textbooks is now available online. Cicero: On Pompey’s Command (De Imperio), 27–49. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary, and Translation, ed. by Ingo Gildenhard, Louise Hodgson, et al., was published by Open Book in 2014 and was previously only available on our website.



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Polar Bears, Pollution and Palm Oil: Some Conservation Progress

OBP: Katie McIvor


To celebrate the publication of Open Book’s 60th book, What Works in Conservation by William J. Sutherland, Lynn V. Dicks, Nancy Ockendon and Rebecca K. Smith, we decided to share some recent interesting developments in conservation from around the world.

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Drachmatic Events: Noam Chomsky on Greece

OBP: Katie McIvor

greek-crisesThe on-going debt crisis in Greece has prompted some controversial remarks from the internationally renowned scholar and Open Book author Noam Chomsky.   Continue reading