University of Richmond joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-12-10
We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Richmond has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Richmond is a private institution that was founded in 1830. Virginia’s capital city of Richmond is a historic one, packed with parks, culture, nightlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Richmond’s interdisciplinary approach integrates arts and sciences with business, leadership studies, and law, bringing together confident students and expert faculty in an environment of both intellectual and personal engagement. The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 guide ranked the University of Richmond #25 overall and #22 for “Best Value” among national liberal arts colleges.
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 Richmond: “We are delighted to have the support of the University of Richmond. New models for open access in the humanities – which, after all studies peoples and cultures – seem ever more vital in the world where we need an educated general populace. With the help of the University of Richmond we will continue to expand our platform.”
Lucretia McCulley, Head of Scholarly Communications, shared that “at the University of Richmond Libraries, we are actively exploring how library funds can be used to support open access and we are pleased to support the OLH in the coming year.”
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