Entries Tagged as 'Open Access'

17 Knowledge Unlatched titles now available

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.  She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.  Here are the highlights of her message: We have now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Vendor News

Nearly 300 libraries in 24 countries pledge support for Knowledge Unlatched

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

10 March 2014 – KU is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The Knowledge Unlatched (KU) Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books. Support from a minimum […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Open Access · Publishing · University Press · Vendor News

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

February 24th, 2014 · 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 […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Library News · New Products · Open Access · University Press · Vendor News

De Gruyter consolidates all OA publications in new imprint: De Gruyter Open

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

“Open Access is Part of Our Core Business” De Gruyter Open: A New Imprint for a Growing Portfolio Berlin, 23 January 2014 – Open Access (OA) is an important and growing aspect of De Gruyter’s publishing activities, impacting all subject areas. De Gruyter is therefore consolidating all OA publications under a new imprint: De Gruyter […]

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Unglue.it releases the first Buy-to-Unglue eBook

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Last month, Unglue.it announced their new program, Buy-to-Unglue, AKA “A bookstore for books that want to be free.”  Their first title is now available.  Details are below from an Unglue.it email. The first Buy-to-Unglue eBook is here, and it’s a good one. Lagos_2060 is a collection of science fiction stories that imagine what the city […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Knowledge Unlatched to preserve ebooks with Portico

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Knowledge Unlatched and Portico have entered into an agreement to preserve Knowledge Unlatched’s Pilot Collection of Open Access e-books in the Portico Archive. “We want to ensure libraries that this content will be available to researchers and students for the long term,” stated Frances Pinter, executive director, Knowledge Unlatched. “To that end, we are delighted […]

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Tags: Open Access · Preservation · Press Releases · Vendor News

SPARC webinar on open access developments in Latin America, featuring SciELO

January 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

A colleague of mine is the presenter for this upcoming SPARC webinar: Open Access Developments in Latin America with Nicholas Cop  Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 12:00 – 1:00PM EDT use helpful time converter Registration is free, but required. Please RSVP by January 10th. This webcast requires both a phone dial-in and an Internet connection. Open […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Open Access

Unglue.it opens a new chapter – a bookstore for books that want to be free

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

Unglue.it posted on their blog today about a new direction – a bookstore for books that want to be free.  Here is the full blog post: Soon, we’ll be launching a new phase of Unglue.it. How do we describe what we’re doing? When we did the first implementation of “Buy-To-Unglue” (as a test, not a […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Unglue.it 2.0, “Buy to Unglue”

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Unglue.it is now testing the next phase of their program, 2.0.  The new “Buy to Unglue” campaigns use the ebook as an instant reward for supporting a campaign. They built a free ebook lending platform for libraries so that library users can buy ebooks for their library. A blog post at Unglue.it highlights the details […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Vendor News

Knowledge Unlatched announces pilot collection, libraries needed!

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

I am extremely excited to hear the news about the launch of the Knowledge Unlatched pilot collection.  I first heard about the project in 2010 when Frances Pinter, who developed the idea, presented at the Tools of Change conference.  Frances and I discussed the project back in 2010 in one of the NSR interviews and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Press Releases · University Press · Vendor News