Stanford Libraries becomes the 300th institution to join OLH Library Partnership Subsidy Model
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-04-19
We are pleased to announce that Stanford Libraries has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership System becoming our 300th supporting institution. Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees committed to fueling teaching, learning and research and supporting Stanford University in its mission “to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization.” Stanford Libraries is home to a collection of over 9 million items including more than 6 million items focused on the humanities and social sciences as well as a broad suite of research support services. Stanford Libraries' dedication to discoverability and information management drives its engagement in dynamic global partnerships.
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 excited to welcome our 300th supporting institution, Stanford Libraries, to our library board", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "This marks a milestone for us. We launched OLH in 2015 with only 100 supporting institutional libraries and in more than 5 years we have managed to get the support of 200 more universities allowing us to expand from 7 journals in 2015 to 28 journals, hire 5 full-time staff and develop in 2017 Janeway, our own field-leading innovative open source publishing platform developed fully in-house. We would like to express our gratitude to all our supporting universities. We own our success to all our member libraries."
Stanford’s Deputy University Librarian Mimi Calter noted, "Stanford Libraries are pleased to support the Open Library of the Humanities in making humanities research more accessible and available across the globe while ensuring that our own researchers and students have access to high-quality research."
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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