We are extremely pleased to announce that UWE Bristol has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. UWE Bristol uses its experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of students, business and civic partners.
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 UWE Bristol: “We are delighted that UWE Bristol has joined the Open Library of Humanities model for open access in the humanities disciplines. Open access is clearly of benefit to the humanities disciplines; we all want our work to be read. With the support of institutions like UWE Bristol, we will continue to implement our charitable model for OA with no author-facing charges.”
Jenni Crossley, Library Research Manager at UWE Bristol, commented, “UWE Bristol Library Services is very pleased to be able to be involved with the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Programme. As we move towards a fully digital and increasingly open access environment we feel that, as a Library Service, this is exactly the kind of initiative that we should be supporting.”
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.