The Chalmers University of Technology joins the OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 16 December 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Chalmers University of Technology has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1829, the Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education from bachelor’s level to master’s and doctoral degrees in technology, science, architecture and engineering. As a research-intensive university, it is continuously rated as the best known and best reputed university in Sweden, in annual public surveys, and is consistently ranked among the top 100 Engineering Universities in the world.

The university has more than 70 represented nationalities and 39 English taught two-year master’s programs. Of its 10,000 students, 1,000 are international masters’ students, and the university receives top scores on learning by students in the International Students Barometer. With their focus on sustainability, entrepreneurship and equality, they provide hands-on collaborative experience through project-based assignments focusing on applying theoretical knowledge to solve current and future problems. With connections to many relevant industrial and social partners, including Volvo, Ericsson, SKF, and AstraZeneca, they ensure that their research and education is always closely linked to real-world challenges and applications.

The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-access publisher of 28 journals with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and subsequent support from Arcadia, a charitable fund, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any author fee. This funding mechanism enables equitable open access in the humanities disciplines, with charges neither to readers nor authors.

"We're delighted to welcome Chalmers University of Technology to our library board", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "It is always great to see that non-commercial, community-owned non-APC models for open access such as the Open Library of Humanities continue to grow despite the even further financial constraints on library budgets accelerated by the pandemic. We'd like to express our gratitude to our member libraries for making our work possible."

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