• The University of Iowa joins OLH Library Partnership Subsidy Model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-03-04


We are very pleased to announce that the University of Iowa has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Iowa is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, it is the oldest and the second-largest university in the state. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the university is home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the country, as well as globally recognised leadership in the study and craft of writing. Organised into 12 colleges offering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees, Iowa is known for excellence in both the arts and sciences, offering world-class undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs in a wide variety of fields.  

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.

"We are very happy to welcome the University of Iowa to our list of nearly 300 supporting institutions," said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "Scholar-led open access publishing initiatives such as OLH have a crucial value and play a pivotal role in building a future of scholarly communication governed by research communities rather than for profit publishers. Investing in the development of a community-owned and non-profit publishing ecosystem in which researchers irrespective of their institution and funding situation have the possibility to publish open access, is now more important than ever. The OLH would not be able to exist without this kind of institutional support."

"The University of Iowa Libraries are excited to continue our support of open access publishing by joining the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy program," said Mahrya Burnett, University of Iowa Scholarly Communication Librarian. “Supporting OLH demonstrates our commitment to open access and advancing open scholarship on behalf of researchers both at Iowa and worldwide."



If you like the work that the Open Library of Humanities is doing, please consider asking your institution to support us financially. We cannot operate without our library members. More details for libraries can be found here: https://www.openlibhums.org/plugins/supporters/signup/.


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