We're extremely pleased to announce that Washington and Lee University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University's mission is to provide a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility
The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial 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 Washington and Lee: “I am delighted that Washington and Lee University has joined the OLH LPS model. With participation from institutions like Washington and Lee, we can achieve the benefits of open access to humanities research without the potentially damaging transition to author-facing charges.”
Professor John Tombarge, University Librarian, added, “I am delighted to be part of this innovative project to establish a sustainable open access publishing model for research in the humanities. Members of our faculty are already publishing with OLH, and I am pleased that we can add our financial support to the consortium.”
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 will shortly be able to join through Jisc Collections. US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at https://lyrasis.openlibhums.org.