University of Glasgow joins OLH LPS funding model
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-07-09
We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Glasgow has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today it sits in the top 1% of the world's universities.
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 Glasgow: “It is absolutely brilliant that Glasgow has joined the OLH LPS system. It is clear that humanities disciplines are struggling to find an equitable model by which to achieve the benefits of open access. With the help of institutions like Glasgow, we will build this.”
Susan Ashworth, Deputy Director of Library Services, added "We are delighted to support this excellent initiative, and to support the development of models which will deliver the benefits of open access to the humanities"
Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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