Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-11-27
We are extremely pleased to announce that the Leipzig University Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Leipzig University was founded in 1409, its Library in 1543. In the course of its diverse history, it grew to encompass a wide selection of disciplines comprising almost all areas of knowledge and culture. The library director Prof. Ulrich Johannes Schneider, states: "OLH is part of what we think constitutes the library of the future, making scientific content freely accessible."
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 University Library at Leipzig: “We are most grateful to the Leipzig University Library for its support of OLH. It is only through such institutional subscriptions – from around the world – that we can support our vision for open access in the humanities, with no author-facing charges.”
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