We are extremely pleased to announce that Sacred Heart University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Sacred Heart University, contemporary in spirit and thinking, is rooted in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual traditions. Its mission is to educate the whole person while preparing students to lead and serve in the world today.
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 Sacred Heart University: “We are delighted that Sacred Heart University has joined the OLH model. Around the world, universities are coming together to help us to build a more equitable system for the distribution of research work. With the help of institutions like Sacred Heart, we will expand our model to spread open access in the humanities disciplines, without authors being asked to pay.”
Dr. Gavin Ferriby, University Library at Sacred Heart University, “is very pleased to join our colleagues around the world in supporting a more equitable system for scholarly communication. As a smaller academic library, we are especially sensitive to the costs and rights issues associated with much of traditional publishing, and a more equitable publishing ecosystem will be essential for our continued relevance and our vital services to our global communities of students and scholars.”
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 https://lps.openlibhums.org.