Living Books about Life represents an exciting new model for low-cost, open access publishing.
It is a series of freely-available, curated, open access e-books about life, which provides a bridge between the
humanities and the sciences, and presents open access science research in engaging and innovative ways, using interactive maps,
visualisations, podcasts, audio-visual material, etc.
All the books are ‘living' = open to ongoing collaborative processes of writing,
editing, updating, remixing and commenting by readers.
Living Books about Life is engaged in re-thinking ‘the book’as a 'living, collaborative endeavour in the age of open science,
open education, open data and e-book readers such as Kindle and the
(All these e-books are in SAULCAT, the Library catalogue)
Living Books about Life is the fruit of a JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)-funded collaboration, published by Open Humanities Press.
Professor Gary Hall, the main speaker at our Open Access Week event - The humanities and Open Access: opportunities and
challenges - is the co-founder of Open Humanities Press.
Do come along and hear him speak!