• Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg joins OLH LPS Model

    Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg joins OLH LPS Model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-12-20

We are pleased to announce that Oldenburg University Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' (OLH) Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany's youngest universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting edge research. The library and information system (BIS) of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Oldb) is a central institution of the university. When the Carl von Ossietzky University was founded, the BIS took over the holdings of the former teacher training college. Today, the university library holds around 1.4 million volumes in its open access collection.

The University of Oldenburg is preparing 16,000 students for professional life. It offers a broad range of disciplines, from language studies, cultural studies and the humanities to educational sciences, art and musicology, the economic and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences and the new medicine and health science programmes established in 2012.

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.

"We are delighted to have the support of Oldenburg University Library ", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "The Open Library of Humanities is collectively funded by our member libraries and we wouldn't be able to operate without their generous support. Re-directing funds for the support of scholar-led diamond OA initiatives is vital for the survival non-for-profit platforms such as OLH. It helps build an academic publishing ecosystem based on equity and on a vision of academic research as a global public good. "

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