• Ontario Tech University joins OLH LPS Model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-05-04


We are pleased to announce that Ontario Tech University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Ontario Tech University is a Canadian public research university founded in 2002 in Oshawa, Ontario. Ontario Tech has quickly earned a reputation for engineering and computer science, ranking among the top 10 programs in Canada, including third for engineering and fourth out of all computer science programs in the Province of Ontario. 

Ontario Tech’s seven faculties are Business and Information Technology; Education; Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; Engineering and Applied Science; Health Sciences; Science; and Social Science and Humanities. The university also has a School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and subsequent support from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Dr Lisbet Rausing and Professor Peter Baldwin, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee. This enables equitable open access in the humanities disciplines, with no financial charges readers or authors.

"We’re delighted to have the support of Ontario Tech University. It is clear that everyone benefits from consortial funding models for open access, from unfunded authors in the humanities to university libraries that can pool their resources to support scholar-led, APC-free open access, instead of spending their funds in paying for expensive APCs. Investing in the development of a scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishing ecosystem, in which researchers have the possibility to publish open access irrespective of their institution and funding situation, is now more important than ever. We are very grateful to all our member institutions for making this possible."

-Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer, Open Library of Humanities 

"We are thrilled to support The Open Library of Humanities, which provides a truly equitable open access platform for these publications. The Open Library of Humanities is a valuable resource for our cohort of humanities researchers and projects across Ontario Tech University, and we are glad to participate in this international endeavour."

-Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Ontario Tech University


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 at: https://www.openlibhums.org/plugins/supporters/signup/.

About Ontario Tech University

A modern, forwarding-thinking university, Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world. For us, it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as university. Learn more at ontariotechu.ca.

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