Oklahoma State University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 30 May 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce that Oklahoma State University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Research is one of three essential components of Oklahoma State University’s land-grant mission and brings richness and depth to its teaching and outreach missions. OSU’s faculty and staff are engaged in research across the full spectrum of human endeavor and inquiry, including areas of state, regional, and national importance.

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 Oklahoma State University: “We are delighted that Oklahoma State University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’s Library Partnership Subsidy model. With the support of institutions such as Oklahoma State University, we will continue to provide our model for open access in the humanities, without author-facing charges.”

Libraries outside the US, UK, EU or Canada interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Professor Martin Paul Eve: martin.eve@openlibhums.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.