Max Planck Digital Library Supports OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 10 July 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Max Planck Digital Library is supporting the Open Library of Humanities.  The Max Planck Digital Library is an important player in the world of open access and has been at the heart of recent, crucial initiatives to effect a large-scale transition to OA.

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.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed the Max Planck Digital Library: “The MPDL has been absolutely central to the recent surge towards open access in the European Union. It is, therefore, a great honour to have their support for our approach to OA in the humanities. With the support of the Max Planck Digital Library we will continue to expand our model for an author-fee-free model for open access.”

Kai Geschuhn, open access license manager at the Max Planck Digital Library, said: “Cooperatively organized open access publishing models are absolutely essential for the open access transition, especially in those disciplines in which publication charges are not established. We would like to see more initiatives such as OLH, also at a more local level, for example in the German-speaking area.”        

Libraries interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should use our online signup system. If your country or region is not listed, please contact Martin Paul Eve.