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Yale University Library joins the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy System

June 8, 2015

The Yale University Library has recently joined the Open Library of Humanities' (OLH) Library Partnership Subsidy system. The partnership will offer the Yale community, and scholars worldwide, greater access to high quality, open access publications in the humanities.

Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, stated, “I am delighted that Yale has joined us. It is clear that everyone benefits from open scholarship but we must find ways to make the economics work in the humanities. With the help of institutions like Yale, we will achieve this.”

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial 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.

Daniel Dollar, Director of Collection Development, added, “new funding models for scholarly communication continues to be an important area for experimentation. The Yale University Library is pleased to support public access to scholarship as envisioned by the Open Library of Humanities.” In this case, the partnership was made possible through generous funding from the Arcadia fund.

For more information about Yale’s partnership, please contact Daniel.dollar@yale.edu. For information about the OLH program, contact martin.eve@openlibhums.org.