The open science review 2021, Gilgamesh and OA books – Think Open Blog at the turn of the year

The Think Open blog posts had two main themes in December 2021 and January 2022: (1) the articles looked at the key topics of open science in 2021, and (2) the articles highlighted a wide range of open access books published in the University of Helsinki’s Helda Open Books.

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The open science review 2021

Open access books

  • In 2021, Helda Open Books published 25 books that will be featured in a blog post (in Finnish). Among them you will find textbooks, edited books and classics – in Finnish, Swedish and English. All books were first published electronically through the HOB collection.
  • How did the Epic of Gilgamesh end up in Helda? Translator Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila and associate professor Saana Svärd talk about the background of Gilgamesh’s open access publication, especially its significance for students.
  • Classics of different disciplines will find new life through the open access publication. The blog article (in Finnish) discusses what makes a classic a classic and the criteria by which classics can be proposed for publication by Helda Open Books.
  • Several Festschrifts, books in honour, have already been published in the Helda Open Books collection, and the blog article (in Finnish) provides an overview of these publications and HOB publishing practices.

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Previous Think Open monthly overviews can be found on the blog.