Technische Universität Berlin joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 29 November 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Technische Universität Berlin has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. With approximately 33,500 students, approx. 100 study programs and 40 institutes, the Technische Universität Berlin is one of the largest, internationally renowned and traditional technical universities in Germany. Outstanding achievements in research and teaching, the qualification of very good graduates and a modern, service-oriented administration characterize the university in Germany's capital - in the center of Europe. The range of services of its seven faculties stands for a unique combination of natural and technical sciences with planning, economics, social sciences and humanities at a technical university.

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 Technische Universität Berlin: “We are very grateful for the support of the Technische Universität Berlin. It is only through this kind of support that we can continue to realize our vision for OA in the humanities, without charging authors – which is the number one barrier to uptake for humanities scholars.”

Jürgen Christof, director of the university library, emphasizes the strategic decision to support sustainable OA projects: “The Open Library of Humanities is an exemplary Open Access project. It leads the way to a scholarly publishing system that ensures quality control without a profit-oriented approach.”