Memorial University of Newfoundland joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 8 March 2019

We are extremely pleased to announce that Memorial University of Newfoundland has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, Memorial has a special obligation to the people of this province. The University was established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives on active service during the First World War and subsequent conflicts.  At Memorial University more than 18,000 students from over 100 countries come together to discover. From the classics to advanced technology, Memorial offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs across four campuses and online. A global network of more than 90,000 accomplished alumni throughout the world strengthens Memorial University’s capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching and public engagement.

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.

Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities, welcomed Memorial University of Newfoundland: “We are delighted to have the support of Memorial University of Newfoundland.  APC-driven gold open access doesn’t work well in the humanities, so poorly funded by comparison to other academic disciplines. With the support of Memorial University of Newfoundland we will continue to develop our OA vision for the humanities, while never asking authors to pay.”