We are extremely pleased to announce that Cardiff University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Cardiff’s world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact.
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 Cardiff University: “It is wonderful that Cardiff University has joined the OLH LPS model. We believe that the best value for libraries in supporting open access happens when resources are pooled to support mission-driven, not-for-profit organisations. With the help of institutions like Cardiff, we will expand our model for fee-free open access in the humanities disciplines, ensuring that anyone who is interested can read academic work.”
Janet Peters, University Librarian, comments: ”Cardiff University strongly supports the Open Access agenda and we are delighted to become OLH partners and endorse this innovative new Open Access publishing venture. We have developed Cardiff University Press for Open Access journals and papers but are keen to support a variety of models to give authors maximum choice.”
Existing subscription 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.