Posted by: bluesyemre | March 4, 2016

Knowledge Unlatched enables a further 78 books to be #OpenAccess

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Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is delighted to announce the ‘unlatching’* of 78 new
titles. These titles have been made Open Access through the support of both individual libraries and library consortia from across the globe. This brings the total to over 100 titles now available as Open Access since 2014, when KU celebrated the success of its Pilot Collection with 28 Humanities and Social Sciences monographs from 13 publishers being unlatched by nearly 300 libraries worldwide. Now these 78 new books from 26 publishers (including the original 13 participants) have been successfully unlatched by a similar number of libraries in 21 countries along with support from a number of library consortia, who together raised over $1 million. The books are being loaded onto the OAPEN and HathiTrust platforms, where they will be available for free as fully downloadable PDFs.

Press Release

http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org/collection-availability-2/


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