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Independent Voices above. An open access collectoin of alternative press below.

Independent Voices

What is it?

  • Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
  • Currently, the collection contains material mostly drawn from North America, however, digitisation of U.K. material will begin in the near future.
  • Independent Voices is a work in progress. This collection currently contains 14,408 issues comprising 441,861 pages.

How does it work?

  • Reveal Digital’s Independent Voices is a ground breaking initiative based on a library crowdfunding model that enables open access publishing of digitised collections once costs are recovered. Pledging libraries have exclusive access to the content until January 2019, at which time the entire collection will be made open access.
  • Independent Voices is funded by libraries and donors across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 
  • The collection will become entirely open access in January 2019.
  • For more information about this initiative see the JISC catalogue page
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