Brown University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 26 June 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce that Brown University Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. Brown is a research university that regards the creation of knowledge as one of its fundamental missions. Its faculty and students work at the cutting edge of research in their fields and collaborate with colleagues across disciplines and around the world to address society's biggest challenges.

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 Brown University Library: “We are delighted that Brown University Library has joined the OLH LPS model. Open access in the humanities is growing but there is still great distaste for the APC mode. With our model, in which authors are never denied the opportunity to publish openly on the basis of being unable to pay, we aim to provide an alternative.”

Libraries interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should use our online signup system. If your country or region is not listed, please contact Martin Paul Eve.