Manchester Metropolitan University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 15 May 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce that Manchester Metropolitan University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Manchester Metropolitan University delivers outstanding research that addresses the biggest challenges facing contemporary society. Its researchers are finding ways to improve the quality of life for an ageing population, are combating the adverse effects of climate change, are dedicated to fighting inequality and are champions for the unquestionable value that the arts and humanities add to our culture and society. 12 University Research Centres at Manchester Metropolitan University were formed in 2014 to act as the driving force behind the next phase of its ambitious research plans. The Centres focus on areas of excellence and quality as independently confirmed by the results of REF2014.

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With 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.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Manchester Metropolitan University: “We are delighted that Manchester Metropolitan University has joined the Open Library of Humanities's Library Partnership Subsidy model. Manchester Metropolitan has a solid commitment to the arts and humanities. In their commitment to support the OLH, we extend the reach and value of open-access humanities research work.”

Libraries outside the US, UK, EU or Canada interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Professor Martin Paul Eve: UK-based libraries can join through Jisc Collections at US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at European libraries can sign up at