January 26, 2022

Open Access: Knowledge Unlatched Launches Second Collection

From KU:

Following on from its highly successful Pilot concluded last year, Knowledge Unlatched is delighted to announce the launch of its second collection.

[Our emphasis] 2015-10-07_09-16-48If at least 300 libraries from around the world pledge their commitment by 31 January 2016, 78 new Humanities and Social Sciences books will be made free for anyone in the world to read on an Open Access basis.

The KU Collection includes 78 new books in five subject areas (Anthropology, History, Literature, Media & Communications and Politics) from 26 recognised scholarly publishers:

Amsterdam University Press
Berghahn Books
Bloomsbury Academic
Brandeis University Press
Cambridge University Press
University Press of Colorado
Dartmouth College Press
De Gruyter
Duke University Press
Edinburgh University Press
Fordham University Press
Leiden University Press
Liverpool University Press
Manchester University Press
University of Michigan Press
Monash University Publishing
Penn State University Press
Pluto Press
Purdue University Press
Rutgers University Press
Temple University Press
University of Toronto Press
Ubiquity Press
Yale University Press

The collection is made up of eight packages – providing participating libraries the choice of supporting all eight or selecting at least six packages.

Knowledge Unlatched is inviting libraries to pledge a capped maximum of US$3,891 to ‘unlatch’ the whole collection. This is an average of just under US$50 for each book. Publishers have agreed to recognise additional format purchases by participating libraries with a deduction made on the KU unlatching fee.

Direct to Collection Info and Pledge Page
Pledging will remain open until January 3, 2016.

Source: Knowledge Unlatched

See Also: Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection of Books Will Become Open Access, 300 Libraries Pledge Support (March 10, 2015)

See Also: How the Pilot Worked (via Knowledge Unlatched)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.