University of Zurich joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-12-14
We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Zurich has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Zurich is one of the leading research universities in Europe and offers the widest range of study courses in Switzerland. The University is a leading player on the European research scene, and in many areas ranks among the very best in the world.
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 Zurich: “We are delighted that the University of Zurich has joined the OLH model. This university has a longstanding commitment to open access and it is fantastic to have the weight of such a prominent institution behind the movement. With the support of the University of Zurich we will continue to expand our APC-free model for open access in the humanities.”
Libraries outside the US, UK, EU or Canada interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Professor Martin Paul Eve: firstname.lastname@example.org. UK-based libraries can join through Jisc Collections at http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/Index/2120. US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at https://lyrasis.openlibhums.org. European libraries can sign up at http://lps.openlibhums.org.
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