• Wayne State University joins OLH LPS Model

    Wayne State University joins OLH LPS Model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-12-13

We are pleased to announce that Wayne State University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ (OLH) Library Partnership Subsidy system. Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university in Detroit, Michigan. It is Michigan's third-largest university. Wayne State's history began in 1868, when five physicians who witnessed the crude medical treatment on Civil War battlefields committed themselves to advancing health education and care in Detroit. They founded the Detroit Medical College, which has since transformed into Wayne State's School of Medicine. Today, the university's main, 200-acre campus in Midtown Detroit is home to nearly 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and 70 countries. Wayne State is renowned for its academic and research excellence — particularly its strength in the health sciences — and holds the Carnegie Foundation's highest designations for research activity and community engagement. 

Along with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, Wayne State is part of the University Research Corridor, a consortium of Michigan's top research universities that conducts 95 percent of all the academically funded life, medical and health sciences research and development in the state. Notable alumni include the late Philip Levine, Pulitzer prize-winner and poet laureate for the US, 2011-12, whose poems often focussed on working-class Detroit.

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 the support of Wayne State University", 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 diamond open access in the humanities. We exist thanks to the generous support of our member institutions."

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 at: https://www.openlibhums.org/plugins/supporters/signup/.

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