The Open Library of Humanities Wins Coko Foundation’s Open Publishing Award

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 16 October 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Open Library of Humanities has been awarded a Coko Foundation’s 2019 Open Publishing Award in the category of Open Publishing Models yesterday at the FORCE2019 conference in Edinburgh Scotland. We would like to send a huge thanks to the judges, and to all the individuals who have nominated the OLH for the awards. The Open Library of Humanities and its consortial funding model for gold open access in the humanities would not have come this far or have been able to continue to provide fee-free and open access research content to our publications without the support of the academic community and our member libraries. This award is not just ours alone, it has been made possible thanks to our supportive community of scholars, librarians, information specialists, developers and a countless of others who have contributed to our success. Together, we are building a more sustainable and horizontal landscape not just for the humanities, but for the entire scholarly publishing ecosystem. 

The Open Publishing Awards is an initiative launched by the Coko Foundation to promote and celebrate a wide variety of open projects in scholarly publishing. A total of eleven awards were awarded across four categories: Open Content, Open Source Software, Open Publishing Models and Open Publishing Lifetime Contribution. For more information and to see the complete list of awarded projects including judges and category-specific, visit the Open Publishing Awards website.