• Four universities from the FinELib consortium join the Open Library of Humanities library partnership subsidy model

    Four universities from the FinELib consortium join the Open Library of Humanities library partnership subsidy model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-06-23


We are pleased to announce that FinELib, a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions, and public libraries have signed an agreement that provides support for the Open Library of Humanities from four of their member institutions: Abo Akademi University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä. 

"We are very pleased to have signed an agreement with the FinELib consortium", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "OLH is a scholar-led diamond open access publisher that operates with a consortial funding model in which institutions pool their resources in order to facilitate APC-free open access in the humanities. It is always great to see institutions and funders moving towards building a sustainable Diamond OA landscape. Initiatives such as the Open Library of Humanities would not exist without the generous support of our member institutions and we owe our success to them."

"We are delighted to announce this new partnership with OLH, our first with a scholar-led diamond OA publisher”, said Arja Tuuliniemi, FinELib’s head of Services. "We feel that OLH’s model is both sustainable and equitable and look forward to seeing more of our members joining this collaboration in the future."

About OLH: The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, diamond open access publisher of 28 journals based in Birkbeck, University of London. 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.

About FinELib: FinELib is a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions and public libraries. FinELib is part of the services of the National Library of Finland for the Finnish library network. The consortium negotiates e-resource license agreements for the Finnish scholarly community and are committed to achieving full and immediate open access in line with Finland’s OA policy.

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