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University joins Open Library of Humanities to give greater access to new research

THE University of Chichester has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system to make more of its research open on publication.

The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-access publisher dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges.

Debbie Bogard, the University’s Research Support and Electronic Resources Librarian, said: “The University is keen to support open research and so we are delighted to collaborate with the Open Library of Humanities. This move will help to make more of our research open on publication, which is great for members of the public who want to know more about the quality of research conducted at Chichester, as well as benefitting the academic community.”

The platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee. This enables equitable open access in the humanities disciplines, with no financial charges to readers or authors.

"It is great to have the support of the University of Chichester", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. “We recently launched our new OLH Jisc Agreement, and most of our UK supporting institutions have been re-joining us on a daily basis since then in support of open access in the humanities.

“We are also very pleased to welcome new member universities, such as the University of Chichester, as part of this new agreement. It is thanks to this kind of institutional support that we can further our mission of fee-free OA in the humanities. We owe our success to all our supporting universities."

For more about the Open Library of Humanities go to www.openlibhums.org - or read more about the University's pioneering research at www.chi.ac.uk/research.