Knowledge Unlatched exceeds target, open access collection will launch with support of libraries

February 24th, 2014 · by spolanka · 1 Comment

I received an email from Christina Emery, the Project Coordinator of Knowledge Unlatched, today with very exciting news.  She was very pleased to announce that KU has reached (and exceeded) the target of 200 libraries sharing the unlatching costs for the Pilot.  They continue to invite more libraries to participate so that the cost per library is reduced.

You can review the list of participating institutions here: http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org/signup-list/  They currently have sign ups from 19 countries in 4 continents. KU is continuing to encourage the global library community to support the KU Open Access initiative by signing up so that they can gain Charter Member status as well as reduce the cost for each library even further.  Libraries only have one week left to join the KU Pilot Collection; the deadline is 28 February 2014: http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org/register/

Still have more questions:

The pilot collection title list is available here: http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org/collection-participate-1/

What is Knowledge Unlatched?  Watch the 60 second video:  http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ku-in-60-seconds/

What does it cost?  If only 200 libraries sign up for the Pilot Collection, the cost per-library of supporting the collection will be $1680. This works out to an average of $60 per title. If more than 200 libraries sign up the cost per-library will be less. To find out more about how the model works click here.

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  • 1 Brenda Ford // Feb 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Quite an achievement!! Congratulations to all involved.