• Université de Lorraine becomes first French institution to join OLH LPS model

    Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2018-04-20


We are extremely pleased to announce that the Université de Lorraine has become the first French university to join the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  The Université de Lorraine is a pioneering university in the collaboration between arts, technology and industry, whose action is embodied today in innovative projects such as ARTEM, the Jean Lamour Institute and the Lafayette Institute.  The university offers curricula in all fields of knowledge: sciences, health, technology, engineering sciences, human and social sciences, law, economy, management, arts, literature and language. A specific focus is given to crossovers between fields and skills, to help students develop their own pathway.

The  Université de Lorraine has also been an early signatory to the Jussieu Call for Bibliodiversity, to which the OLH is party.

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 Université de Lorraine: “It is fantastic to have support from the Université de Lorraine and to see the principles of the Jussieu Call in action. It is clear to many parties that there is no single route towards open access for all disciplines and that a variety of approaches are necessary. With the support of the Université de Lorraine we will ”

Professor Frédéric Villiéras, vice-provost for research of Université de Lorraine added: “Université de Lorraine is pleased to become a supporting partner of the Open Library of Humanities and to contribute to the development of quality open access publishing in HSS.  This decision is part of a strategy where Université de Lorraine wants to financially contribute to innovative scientific publishing models that are open, transparent and academic-centered.”

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