We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of East Anglia has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. A richly diverse research base underpins all activity at the University of East Anglia. Indeed, UEA is 10th in the UK for the quality of its research and 21st overall amongst mainstream British institutions according to REF 2014.
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 the University of East Anglia: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome the University of East Anglia to the OLH LPS model. We clearly all benefit in different ways from access to research material, available without paywalls. With the help of institutions like UEA we will expand our model to further the provision of high-quality academic research articles to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay.”
Jane Helgesen, Head of Academic Liaison, UEA Library “UEA library wanted to support this initiative, as it gives authors the opportunity to publish using Open access route without processing charges. It’s a great opportunity for Libraries to collaborate together and to support the open sharing of knowledge.”
Libraries outside the US, UK, EU or Canada interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Professor 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. European libraries can sign up at http://lps.openlibhums.org.