University of Sydney joins the Open Library of Humanities


The University of Sydney has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership. The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers costs with payments from an international library consortium.

By Kate Stanton

Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Sydney to the Open Library of Humanities:

“It is fantastic to have our first Australian library on board. The strength of the arts and humanities at Sydney deserves to be showcased in a space that anyone can read. By building a model for open access that works for the humanities, with the help of universities like Sydney, we will make this a reality.”

Lisa McIntosh, Director Access Services, added:

“The University of Sydney is pleased to support OLH and other similar sector-led models such as Knowledge Unlatched as integral to the development of sustainable open access for scholarly communications, particularly in the humanities.”


The OLH launched on September 28, 2015. Read the complete University of Sydney press release here.