Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 11 November 2020

We are very pleased to announce that the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Acting in the capacity of the German National Library of Science and Technology, as well as architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics, the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library provides academia, research and business with literature and information. Its remit is to preserve recorded knowledge and to provide the latest information, both now and in the future, irrespective of the time and the place. TIB is actively engaged in promoting Open Access and thus supports unrestricted, free access to scientific information. In its capacity as a University Library, TIB ensures that all faculties of Leibniz Universität Hannover are supplied with information.

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial 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.

"We're very pleased to welcome the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) to our library partnership model," said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) is one of the world's largest specialist libraries and a leading supporter of open science and open education. This year, the library was awarded for the second time the Open Library Badge 2020 in recognition of its commitment to more openness in science and society. When institutions support the OLH, they are not just investing in open access, but in the development of a scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishing ecosystem that does not rely on APCs and that would not exist without the generous support of research libraries. With the help of TIB, we will continue to expand our model for open access while ensuring that we never charge authors for publishing in our journals.”

"By contributing to the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy, TIB wants to support an innovative and sustainable open access model that enables researchers from Leibniz Universität Hannover and from around the world to publish open access, free of author-facing charges," added Dr. Irina Sens, Head of Library Operations at TIB.

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