Harvard Library Bulletin is Harvard Library's flagship scholarly journal. In print since 1947, and published by Houghton Library since 2001, HLB is a cross-disciplinary publication whose articles focus on Harvard Library collections. On August 1, the entire print run of HLB —nearly 1,800 assets in all— was made available for free online reading and download on DASH, Harvard University's open-access repository. As of August 24, there have been over 35,000 page views and 6,600 article downloads. The deposits represent one phase of a multi-year project to convert HLB from a paid subscription print model to a fully open access and online publication that will launch in fall 2020 (more news soon to come).
Editor-in-Chief Anne-Marie Eze (Director, Houghton Library Scholarly and Public Programs) and I believe that providing open access to the journal will vastly increase its reach and impact, and are grateful to all the colleagues at DASH in the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, especially Repository Manager Colin Lukens, who facilitated this part of the project.
Mitch Nakaue (she/her/hers)
Managing Editor, Harvard Library Bulletin, and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Houghton Library