Open Access: Knowledge Unlatched Titles Reach Over 1 Million Downloads in 2018
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) announces a new record for usage of its Open Access (OA) books. Over 950 titles from the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) have been accessed more than 1 million times by users worldwide in the past 8 months of this year alone. The increase in usage compared to 2017 is significant: On aggregate, KU content has seen 570,000 full-text downloads on the OAPEN platform and a further 490,000 chapter downloads on the JSTOR platform.
Financed by libraries worldwide, nearly 1,000 titles have already been made available through Knowledge Unlatched, and several hundred titles are added every year.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.