• The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies joins OLH LPS

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-04-30

We are pleased to announce that the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership System. Founded in 1927, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and higher education located in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues. Through the institution's core activities, the institute aims to promote international cooperation and make a contribution to the progress of developing societies. The institution counts one UN secretary-general (Kofi Annan) and numerous ambassadors, foreign ministers, and heads of state among its alumni and faculty.

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 delighted to welcome the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies to our library board," said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "We now have more than 300 supporting institutions and libraries keep joining us on a weekly basis despite the financial constraints of the current pandemic on already tights library budgets. Scholar-led, community owned and non-APC open access initiatives such as OLH exists thanks to this generous support. With the help of our members, we will continue to expand our model for open access while ensuring that we never charge authors for publishing in our journals."

"The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is proud to join the Open Library of Humanities’ initiative”, said Yves Corpataux, Head Librarian. “Our Library supports various efforts to encourage the development of sustainable scholar-led open access publishing models in the humanities and social sciences. OLH has proven its experience in providing high-quality research with excellent infrastructure and editing, which we hope will become a standard in the future."

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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