Stockholm University Library joins OLH LPS model
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-01-15
We are extremely pleased to announce that Stockholm University Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes.
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.
Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Stockholm University Library: “I am delighted that Stockholm University Library has joined the OLH LPS model. Stockholm University even has ‘openness’ written into its mission statement, so it is fantastic to have their support in our equitable model for open access in the humanities.”
“The OLH is an excellent opportunity for researchers within the humanities from Stockholm University to find an international outlet for their work. The model allowing authors to publish openly and without charges but with preserved integrity and quality control is especially important within academic disciplines without large funding structures,” says Sofie Wennström, Analyst at Stockholm University Library and Managing Editor at Stockholm University Press. ”OLH is also a member of the same network as our own university press, which will allow us to work closely together while developing new structures for scholarly communication.”
Existing journals wishing to move to the platform should submit an initial enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: email@example.com. 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.
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