Open Access: Knowledge Unlatched Launches Fifth Pledging Round KU Select 2018 (343 Books, 3 Journals, and New STEM Collections)
From Knowledge Unlatched:
Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for sustainable Open Access (OA) funding models, will launch its fifth pledging round on 2nd May. Brand new in this round is the first-time inclusion of STEM content as well as the addition of six new partner models, thereby making KU the largest marketplace of OA initiatives and products currently available.
In this new pledging round, Knowledge Unlatched will offer 343 books and 3 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) as well as two new collections of STEM content, comprising 100 books and 8 journals.
With the eight new partners Luminos (University of California Press), OpenEdition, Latest Thinking, MDPI’s HSS program, HAU Books, Open Commons of Phenomenology, DeltaThink’s OA Data & Analytics Tool and OAPEN’s Library Membership Program, KU will be organizing the funding for some of the most innovative players in the industry at this time, thereby also giving libraries a one-stop opportunity to support these initiatives financially.
In total nine intermediaries and 6 staff members on the KU team will be reaching out to libraries all over the world. These trade partners have agreed to flag KU titles and initiatives in their systems to ensure that libraries can be confident of avoiding “double dipping” when working with these partners. “KU’s Anti Double Dipping Alliance is a major step forward in eliminating doubt and financial waste around Open Access”, adds Sven Fund.
Libraries can pledge their support for Knowledge Unlatched and its partner initiatives between now and the end of November 2018 at www.knowledgeunlatched.org.
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