We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Sheffield has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Sheffield is known for its outstanding performance for research, as a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. The university is rated 69th in the world in the 2014 QS World University Rankings and in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
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 Sheffield: “It is fantastic that the University of Sheffield has joined the OLH LPS model. The response so far to the platform has been excellent and with the help of institutions like Sheffield, we can build a brighter, fairer future for open access in the 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.