• Leeds Beckett University joins OLH LPS model

    Leeds Beckett University joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-07-09

We are extremely pleased to announce that Leeds Beckett University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Leeds Beckett University has around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; it contributes an estimated £500 million to the economy every year. With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, its aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders; it works closely with employers and partners to ensure that its graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

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 Leeds Beckett University: “Leeds Beckett University’s support for our platform is invaluable. With the help of institutions such as Leeds Beckett, we will continue our mission of opening up the humanities in an equitable way.”

Wendy Luker, Associate Director of Libraries and Learning Innovation at Leeds Beckett University added: “The University is committed to supporting open access publishing of its research outputs, and Leeds Beckett authors are already publishing in OLH titles.”

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