We're extremely pleased to announce that the Miami University Libraries have become a member of the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.
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. Because of this, the OLH model has no fees for authors, far more effective model for open access in the humanities.
Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Miami University: “I am delighted that Miami has joined the LPS. It is excellent to see interest from a diverse range of institutions in building a new path to open access in the humanities disciplines. With the help of institutions like Miami, we will achieve this.”
Jennifer Bazeley, Interim Head, Technical Services, added “Miami University Libraries is excited to play a role in a new scholarly communication model that we feel is both innovative and sustainable.”
Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: firstname.lastname@example.org. UK-based libraries will shortly be able to join through Jisc Collections. US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at https://lyrasis.openlibhums.org.