Anglia Ruskin University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 22 May 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce that Anglia Ruskin University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest universities in the East of England, with 35,000 students from 177 countries. We have three, geographically spread libraries: two larger, multidisciplinary libraries at Cambridge and Chelmsford and one smaller library at Peterborough, supporting the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

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 Anglia Ruskin: “We are delighted that Anglia Ruskin University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’s Library Partnership Subsidy model. We are pioneering a different kind of business model for OA in the humanities, one that never requires authors to pay. We cannot do this, though, without the support of universities such as Anglia Ruskin.”

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