Five universities from the Sikt consortium join the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-02-23
We are pleased to announce that Sikt — Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research and the Open Library of Humanities have signed a one-year agreement that provides support for OLH from five of their member institutions: University of Bergen, Molde University College, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo Library and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
"We are very pleased to have the support of some of the institutions of the Sikt consortium", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "We operate with a consortial funding model in which institutions pool their resources in order to facilitate diamond open access. If we are able to continue to operate and to offer the possibility of publishing open access without author facing charges, it is thanks to the support of our more than 300 members. We owe our success to our members libraries."
“We are pleased to announce that Sikt has entered an agreement with Open Library of Humanities and that five Norwegian institutions have agreed to sign up for membership that will cover expenses related to the operation of the journals and infrastructure”, said Vigdis Kvalheim, Director for Research and Knowledge Resource in Sikt. “There is great interest for this type of agreement, with its sustainable way of thinking about economics related to scholarly publishing”.
The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-access publisher of 28 journals with no author-facing charges. 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.
Sikt - Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research was established in 2022. Sikt develops and delivers services for education and research and aims to ensure that everyone working in the education and research sector has access to secure, stable and comprehensive services.
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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