University of Bern joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-12-19
We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Bern has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Bern is located in the heart of the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834. The University enjoys special recognition in leading-edge disciplines, is reputed for the excellent quality of its teaching, and has a campus environment intimately linked to the social, economic and political life of the city. Courses include theology, humanities, law, the economic and social sciences, medicine, veterinary medicine and sciences.
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 of Bern: “It is fantastic to have support from the University of Bern. Every day, more libraries are coming together to fund a not-for-profit model for open access in the humanities, without any author facing charges.”
„OLH is an excellent initiative", says Dirk Verdicchio, Head of Open Access and Scholarly Communications at the University Library of Bern. “We are happy to be part of this project, which supports our efforts in the field of scholarly publishing and provides new opportunities for authors of the humanities. Our support of OLH is consistent with the University of Bern's Open Access policy and Switzerland's national OA strategy".
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