• ETH Zurich joins OLH LPS model

    ETH Zurich joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-06-09


We are pleased to announce that ETH Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system.

The ETH Library advances knowledge, supports research and teaching and as a trustworthy institution, makes the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow more comprehensible.

ETH Zurich (English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a public research university located in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, the school focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. With 16 departments that conduct solid academic interdisciplinary research, the university makes a notable contribution to the global science and technology industry. The university is part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain, part of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. ETH Zurich has produced and attracted many famous scientists in its short history, including Albert Einstein and John von Neumann. More than twenty Nobel laureates have either studied at ETH Zurich or were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work achieved at ETH Zurich. 

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 have the support of ETH Zurich", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "It is clear that everyone benefits from consortial funding models for open access, from unfunded or poorly funded humanities scholars to universities that can pool their resources to support scholar-led, diamond open access. Investing in the development of a community-owned and non-profit diamond open access publishing ecosystem is now more important than ever. We are very grateful to all our member institutions for making this possible."

“Helping ETH members to be able to read and publish without hurdles is part of our core mission. We are therefore pleased to support the Open Library of Humanities.”, emphasises Markus Joachim, Head of Information and Learning Environments and Subject specialist for architecture, urban and spatial planning.

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