We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Exeter has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 18,000 students from 130 different countries. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance.
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. Journals may transition onto the platform with sanction from the Library Board and we welcome applications from journal editors.
Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Exeter: “We are very pleased that the University of Exeter, a leading UK research university, has joined the OLH model. We face a significant economic challenge in obtaining the benefits of OA for the humanities disciplines in an equitable way. With the support of universities like Exeter, however, we will make this a reality.”
Clare Powne, Head of Library and Culture Services, Library Resource Development Manager, added “Exeter University is keen to promote the widest possible dissemination of its research through Open Access. The Open Library of the Humanities offers an imaginative new publication model supported by a growing worldwide consortium of libraries. Exeter University Library is glad to contribute to this innovate approach to establishing a sustainable OA future for humanities.”
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 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.