OLH Welcomes the Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 28 February 2024

The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to announce a new member to our library consortium, the Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis. Since its establishment as an experimental university centre in Vincennes in 1969, and its relocation to Saint-Denis in 1980, Paris 8 University has become a leading centre for the study of humanities education and research in Île-de-France. Specialising in the Arts, Literature, Human and Social Sciences, the Université Paris 8 has always strived to give students the best possible understanding of the contemporary world while providing them with everything they need to secure meaningful long-lasting roles in society.  In addition, the Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis boasts a strong and active research community, particularly in political science and philosophy (it was formerly the home of Michel Foucault).  

With this partnership in place, the Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis clearly demonstrates its support of diamond open access. The Open Library of Humanities is collectively funded by its member libraries and wouldn't be able to operate without their generous support. Redirecting funds for the support of scholar-led diamond OA initiatives is vital for the survival of not-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.

About OLH: The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, diamond open-access publisher of 30 journals based at Birkbeck, University of London. 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. 


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