• University of Edinburgh Further Supports Open Library of Humanities

    Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-10-23


The university of Edinburgh has opted to support the Open Library of Humanities at a higher rate than required by a basic membership. This additional support will enable the OLH to continue its growth mission to convert subscription journals to a solid, ongoing, open-access model, with no author-facing charges.

Theo Andrew, Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Edinburgh, said: “The OLH is such good value for money. Library budgets are always tight, but we feel that we should be doing more to support academic-led publishing. OLH puts a lot back into the academic community and we are pleased to help with its ongoing sustainability.”

Professor Martin Paul Eve, a CEO of the Open Library of Humanities, added: “We are greatly indebted to the University of Edinburgh for its support and flattered by its praise. It is intensely gratifying to see libraries who can, in the face of budgetary difficulty, still find ways to support their core mission: the dissemination of knowledge to all. We understand that not every institution can do this, but when it does happen, it genuinely makes a difference to us in what we can provide.”

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

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