Harvard Library joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-10-13
We are extremely pleased to announce that Harvard Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Harvard is among the most prestigious institutional libraries in the world.
The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.
Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Harvard: “Harvard was the first institution that invited us to speak on the OLH in the States and it is wonderful to have the university on board. Institutions of all shapes and sizes recognise the benefits of open access and, with the help of universities like Harvard, we are building a new model for a transition in the humanities.”
Journals wishing to join the platform should submit an initial enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the September launch of the OLH, applications will be be subject to the platform's joining procedure. Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: email@example.com. UK-based libraries can join through Jisc Collections at http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/Index/2120. US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at https://lyrasis.openlibhums.org.
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