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OLH gains Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funding

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The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The foundation has provided an initial planning grant to the UK's University of Lincoln to build the technological platform, business model and prepare for launching the OLH's megajournal and monograph pilot scheme.

The OLH says that it will use the new funds to spend the next 12 months: building the business model to ensure the sustainability of the OLH; soliciting articles and processing them through its peer reviewed system; and constructing the technological infrastructure (in partnership with Ubiquity Press).

According to the OLH's blog, 'We're extremely excited about the build-up to our launch, which is now financially secure. We're grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their commitment to helping us to build the OLH – an initiative that would also not be possible without the initial support given by the University of Lincoln and Birkbeck, University of London. Furthermore, the project would not be possible without the help of our many global supporters, with whom we look forward to working over the coming months.'