• University Library Siegen joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-10-02


We are extremely pleased to announce that the University Library Siegen has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Siegen is a German public research institution that is part of the society of Germany's leading research universities (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Established in 1972, the University of Siegen is a young, modern institute of higher education located centrally in the area bordering the three German federal states of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatine. It provides education in a broad range of subjects from humanities and social sciences to economic sciences, natural and engineering sciences. With an innovative and interdisciplinary-oriented approach, the university offers an excellent teaching and research environment with a large number of inter- and transdisciplinary research projects both within the university and in cooperation with major research centres and other universities in Germany and abroad.

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 CEO of the OLH, said: “I am delighted to have the support of the University Library Siegen. It is only through institutional contributions that we can sustainably run our platform for equitable open-access publishing that does not rely on author-facing charges.”

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