We are extremely pleased to announce that Vrije University Amsterdam has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. Importantly, VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.
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.
Professor Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed VU: “Vrije University Amsterdam has openness written into the heart of its institutional mission statement, recognizing the societal importance of access to learning. With the help of institutions like VU we will expand the OLH model in accordance with such a mission.”
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.