University Library of the University of Muenster joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 3 July 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University and Regional Library of Muenster has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. 

The University of Münster, one of the largest universities in Germany, promotes internationally renowned cutting-edge research in numerous scientific and academic fields, e.g. humanities and social sciences, the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between religion and politics, law and business administration, evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Ten Leibniz Prize winners currently work in Münster. The University's outstanding research profile is further emphasized by 17 ERC grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and six Max Planck Research Award winners.

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 the Muenster Library: “We are delighted that the Library of Muenster University has joined the OLH LPS model. Open access is clearly of benefit across many disciplinary spaces. With the support of Muenster, we will continue to build our author-fee-free way for OA in the humanities.”

During the last years the library has developed a broad portfolio of open access services. “Joining OLH adds a valuable element especially for our researchers and students in the humanities and the social sciences”, Dr. Stephanie Klötgen, head of the library’s publishing services, explains.

See the Open Access Portal of Münster University library for further information.

Libraries interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should use our online signup system. If your country or region is not listed, please contact Martin Paul Eve.