The University of Sydney has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership. The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers costs with payments from an international library consortium.
By Kate Stanton
Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Sydney to the Open Library of Humanities:
“It is fantastic to have our first Australian library on board. The strength of the arts and humanities at Sydney deserves to be showcased in a space that anyone can read. By building a model for open access that works for the humanities, with the help of universities like Sydney, we will make this a reality.”
Lisa McIntosh, Director Access Services, added:
“The University of Sydney is pleased to support OLH and other similar sector-led models such as Knowledge Unlatched as integral to the development of sustainable open access for scholarly communications, particularly in the humanities.”