• University of Vienna joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-01-08


We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Vienna has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  Founded in 1365, the University of Vienna is one of the oldest universities in Europe. With 175 degree programmes, 47 university continuing education and training programmes and about 94,000 students, the University of Vienna is the largest and most diverse educational institution in Austria.

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 Vienna: “We are delighted to have the University of Vienna as member of our LPS model. It is extremely encouraging to see institutions across Europe thinking laterally in the wake of the Jussieu Call as to how we fund open access. With the support of Vienna we will continue to run our economically-effective form of open access in the humanities.”

Maria Seissl, head of Vienna University Library and Archive Services, said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to support this innovative model for Open Access in the humanities. Initiatives like OLH are drivers for a sustainable transformation of scholarly publishing towards Open Access.”

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