The Royal Danish Library joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2020-12-04
We are very pleased to announce that the Royal Danish Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Royal Danish Library is the national library of Denmark and the university library for five out of eight universities in Denmark including the University of Copenhagen. It is among the largest libraries in the world and the largest in the Nordic countries. The library contains numerous historical treasures, and a copy of all works printed in Denmark since the 17th century are deposited there. Thanks to extensive donations in the past, the library holds nearly all known Danish printed works back to and including the first Danish books, printed in 1482 by Johann Snell.
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 are very pleased to welcome the Royal Danish Library to our library board.” Said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. “It is always great to see that libraries are coming together to support non-APC models for open access. OLH is a non-commercial and scholar-led open access publisher that would not survive without this kind of institutional support. We owe our success to our supporting institutions.”
Kira Stine Hansen, Deputy Director General, Royal Danish Library said: “Supporting OLH aligns well with the Royal Danish Library’s strategic Open Science initiative that we launched in 2020. The current Covid-19 pandemic stresses the need to push for more openness in the scholarly community. OLH clearly contributes to this.”
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