OLH Welcomes the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 5 April 2024

We are very pleased to announce that the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt has joined the Open Library of Humanities' (OLH) Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is the only Catholic university in Germany and one of over 200 Catholic universities worldwide. It was established as a university on April 1, 1980, with roots going back to the 16th century. The KU is open to students of all denominations and offers over 50 subjects in the humanities, social and cultural sciences, mathematics, and business administration. With around 5,000 students, 120 professors, more than 200 academic staff and numerous lecturers, it is characterized by a personal atmosphere and offers an excellent supervision ratio.

With this partnership in place, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt the 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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