University of Hull joins OLH LPS model

Posted by James Smith on 8 May 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Hull has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Hull was founded in 1927 and is England’s 14th-oldest university. The University has a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research. The University’s Royal Charter mission is to “… advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large.”

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 Hull: “We are delighted to have the support of the University of Hull. Open access carries potentially great benefits for the humanities disciplines, but it doesn’t have to be done in the same way as in the natural sciences. With the help of institutions such as Hull, we will continue to expand our model for OA in the humanities.”

Chris Awre, Head of Information Sciences for the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull added: “We are keen to explore different options for the dissemination of research outputs and access to them to support the University’s research. The Open Library of the Humanities offers a great opportunity to see what can be achieved within the humanities disciplines, and we will be working with academic staff to see how OLH can support their work.”