Auraria Library joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 22 May 2019

We are very pleased to announce that the Auraria Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Auraria Library, located in downtown Denver, is a tri-institutional academic library serving the students, faculty, and staff of three leading urban institutions: University of Colorado Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver; and Community College of Denver.

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 the Auraria Library: “We are delighted to have the support of the Auraria Library. APCs are one of the major barriers in open access publishing for the majority of unfunded humanities scholars. It is thanks to the support of our members that we can continue to build a non-APC and sustainable open access future for the humanities.”