Paris Nanterre University joins OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 12 October 2022

We are pleased to announce that Paris Nanterre University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Paris Nanterre University (French: Université Paris Nanterre), formerly Paris-X and commonly referred to as Nanterre, is a public French research university. It is one of the most prestigious French universities, especially in the areas of law, humanities, political science, social and natural sciences and economics. From its very creation in the 1960s, Paris Nanterre University has dedicated itself to being a new type of institution of higher education. An institution of learning and research whose defining characteristics are its vibrant campus life, educational innovation and scientific research with a social dimension. 

Today Paris Nanterre University has 34,000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and professional continuing education with more than 20% of the student body from a foreign country. There are over 800 researchers in all disciplines of social and human sciences (law, economics, management, arts, humanities and languages, philosophy, linguistics, information and communication sciences, psychology and education, history, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, geography) as well as in sports sciences and physical education, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Paris Nanterre University is a member of an Association of Higher Education and Research Institutions known as Université Paris Lumières. 

The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, diamond open-access publisher of 28 journals. 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.

"It is great to have Paris Nanterre University among our supporters", said Paula Clemente Vega Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "When libraries support OLH, they are contributing to the development of an equitable model of scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishing ecosystem that could not exist without their support. We'd like to express our gratitude to our member libraries for making our diamond open access model possible."

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