Franklin & Marshall’s College Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities' (OLH) Library Partnership Subsidy system. With more than 2,300 students, F&M is dedicated to intellectual freedom and critical learning as fundamental to a democratic society.
“The Humanities is especially in need of a viable APC-free model for [open access] OA publishing,” said Scott Vine, director of F&M’s College Library. “We are very happy to be able to support the great work being done by the folks at OLH and look forward to seeing the press continue to grow.”
Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-access publisher of 28 journals with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and subsequent support from Arcadia, a charitable fund, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any author fee. This funding mechanism enables equitable open access in the humanities disciplines, with charges neither to readers nor authors.
"We are pleased to have the support of Franklin & Marshall College," Paula Clemente Vega, marketing officer of the Open Library of Humanities, said. "The Open Library of Humanities would not exist without the support of our more than 300 members. It is thanks to this generous support that we can continue to expand our fee-free model for OA in the humanities."