We are extremely pleased to announce that the National Library of Sweden has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The National Library of Sweden (KB) is a research library, with vast foreign and national collections in humanities and social sciences. At KB, all materials, regardless of content or form, are saved for future generations. The National Library coordinates services and programs for all publicly funded libraries in Sweden and runs the national programme OpenAccess.se, which promotes and supports open access publishing in repositories and journals at Swedish institutions of higher education.
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 the National Library of Sweden: “It is fantastic that the National Library of Sweden has joined the OLH LPS model. We present an extremely affordable solution for an OA transition in the humanities and with the help of institutions like the National Library, we will extend the benefits of open access to these disciplines.”
Dr. Beate Eellend of the National Library and programme manager of OpenAccess.se, added, “It is important to strengthen the transition to open access publishing of scientific results and we are, therefore, delighted to support the innovative publishing model being developed by the Open Library for the Humanities”.
Journals wishing to join the platform should submit an initial enquiry to email@example.com. After the September launch of the OLH, applications will be be subject to the platform's joining procedure. 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.