We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of London’s School of Advanced Study has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The School of Advanced Study unites nine institutes at the University of London to form the UK’s national centre for the support of researchers and the promotion of research in the humanities.
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 SAS: “I am delighted that the School of Advanced Study has joined the OLH model. It is clear that the strong research agenda in the SAS will benefit from open access to scholarly material. With the help of the SAS we will continue to expand the OLH platform to bring the benefits of open access to the humanities disciplines.”
Existing journals wishing to move to the platform should submit an initial enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.