Lucy Montgomery Discusses Open Access Books and the Knowledge Unlatched Project
Although digital technology has, in theory, made it possible for many more people to access content at no extra cost, fewer people than ever before are able to read the books written by university-based researchers.
This article looks, very briefly, at the role that open access licenses might play in reviving the scholarly monograph: a specialised area of academic publishing that has seen sales decline by more than 90% over the past three decades. It also introduces a new approach to funding open-access scholarly books being pioneered by the not-for-profit social enterprise Knowledge Unlatched.
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See Also: Q&A Interview With Knowledge Unlatched Founder, Frances Pinter
See Also: Visit the Knowledge Unlatched Web Site
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