• Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) joins OLH LPS model

    Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2020-12-16

We are very pleased to announce that the SLUB Dresden (SLUB) has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The SLUB is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany. As the library of the Technische Universität Dresden, it provides the information for a research-intensive full university with a particularly wide range of subjects. As a classic state library, it collects and archives comprehensive publications about Saxony as well as publications that are subject to deposit in Saxony. In addition, the SLUB performs important coordination and service functions for the libraries in the Free State of Saxony. The SLUB coordinates the state digitization program for science and culture of the Free State of Saxony, operates a leading center for digitization with the Dresden Digitization Center (DDZ) and is a member of the German Digital Library competence network.

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.

Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities, welcomed SLUB: "We are thrilled to welcome SLUB to our roster of supporters. This move reflects not just the commitment of one of the largest academic libraries in Germany to open access, but also its commitment to support non-APC initiatives in order to guarantee diversity in the OA landscape. Consortial OA funding models such as OLH wouldn't survive without this kind of institutional support. We owe our success to our member institutions."

"The OLH is a great initiative to strengthen OA in the humanities and social sciences, which we are very pleased to support. The concept of enabling quality-assured, peer-reviewed publications at fair and transparent conditions without any publisher-side APC can and will make an exemplary contribution to maintaining publishing diversity" added Karolin Bove, Head of collection development at SLUB.

If you like the work that the Open Library of Humanities is doing, please consider asking your institution to support us financially. We cannot operate without our library members. More details for libraries can be found here: https://www.openlibhums.org/plugins/supporters/signup/.



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