May 25, 2022

Open Access: Knowledge Unlatched Announces KU Select 2017 Collection Details (364 Titles, 21 Journals From 60 Publishers)

Note: The KU Select 2016 collection “unlatched” 343 titles. 

From Knowledge Unlatched:

Today Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the global initiative for open access books and journals, launches its new frontlist, backlist, and journals collection – KU Select 2017.

KU Select 2017 offers 364 titles in 17 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences. These include 151 frontlist titles planned for publication between November 2017 and April 2018 as well as 192 backlist titles published between 2006 and 2016, plus 21 journals.

60 well-respected scholarly publishers from five continents are participating, including commercial and open-access publishers as well as university presses.

KU Select 2017 was curated from a list of 941 titles chosen by the KU Title Selection Committee, which consists of 40 librarians from 12 countries.


Unlatched content will be available on Creative Commons licences as fully downloadable PDFs, with hosting and preservation supported by OAPEN and HathiTrust and additional preservation offered by CLOCKSS and Portico.

Moreover, the content will be accessible on the dynamic BiblioLab platform.

The journals will be available in open access versions for three years and indexed by the DOAJ.


Knowledge Unlatched Select 2017 Prospectus
8 pages; PDF.

KU Select 2017 Titles List
.xls file

KU Select 2017 “At-a-Glance”
1 page; PDF.

KU Select 2017 Central Info Page For Librarians
Links to all resources.

KU Select 2017 Release

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