We are extremely pleased to announce that Bath Spa University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Bath Spa’s vision is to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through inspirational teaching and research, the university aims to transform students’ lives. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University will ensure that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens.
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 Bath Spa: “I am thrilled that Bath Spa University has joined the international library community in supporting the Open Library of Humanities. As we grow, support like this is invaluable in our vision to bring equitable, fee-free open access to the humanities.”
Bath Spa University is committed to the principle that scholarly research should be made freely available online. Richard Taylor, Deputy Librarian, suggests that “initiatives such as OLH benefit our academic community and society at large by making high quality research visible and accessible”.
Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Professor 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.