University of St Gallen joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 12 June 2017
We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of St Gallen has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of St Gallen has been part of St.Gallen for more than one hundred years, originally as a “business academy” and today as a university. It gives its students the opportunity to profit from an ideal mix of research and practical experience.
The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.
Professor Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed The University of St Gallen: “We are delighted that the University of St Gallen has joined the Open Library of Humanities’s Library Partnership Subsidy model. More and more institutions across Europe are seeking a route through which we can achieve open access in the humanities disciplines. With the help of universities such as St Gallen, we will expand our model in this area.”
Libraries outside the US, UK, EU or Canada interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Professor Martin Paul Eve: firstname.lastname@example.org. UK-based libraries can join through Jisc Collections at http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/Index/2120. US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at https://lyrasis.openlibhums.org. European libraries can sign up at https://lps.openlibhums.org.