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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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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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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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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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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Open Access eBooks Part Five – Knowledge Unlatched

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day. The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. If you have collections to suggest, please let me know. Today’s post is about Knowledge Unlatched. Knowledge Unlatched is not yet an eBook collection, but an initiative […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Open Access · Publishing · University Press