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[InetBib] Pressemitteilung: Knowledge Unlatched Launches Round 2 Collection

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Bitte finden Sie unten die Pressemitteilung von Knowledge Unlatched über die
zweite Kollektion von 78 Open-Access-Bücher. Fragen können Sie gerne an mich
direkt schicken.

Knowledge Unlatched Announces Launch of Round 2 Collection

Following on from its highly successful Pilot concluded last year, Knowledge
Unlatched is delighted to announce the launch of its second collection.

If at least 300 libraries from around the world pledge their commitment by
31 January 2016, 78 new Humanities and Social Sciences books will be made
free for anyone in the world to read on an Open Access basis.

The KU Collection includes 78 new books in five subject areas (Anthropology,
History, Literature, Media & Communications and Politics) from 26 recognised
scholarly publishers:
Amsterdam University Press
Berghahn Books
Bloomsbury Academic
Brandeis University Press
Cambridge University Press
University Press of Colorado
Dartmouth College Press
De Gruyter
Duke University Press
Edinburgh University Press
Fordham University Press
Leiden University Press
Liverpool University Press
Manchester University Press
University of Michigan Press
Monash University Publishing
Penn State University Press
Pluto Press
Purdue University Press
Rutgers University Press
Temple University Press
University of Toronto Press
Ubiquity Press
Yale University Press

The collection is made up of eight packages ­ providing participating
libraries the choice of supporting all eight or selecting at least six

Knowledge Unlatched is inviting libraries to pledge a capped maximum of
US$3,891 to ?unlatch¹ the whole collection. This is an average of just under
US$50 for each book. Publishers have agreed to recognise additional format
purchases by participating libraries with a deduction made on the KU
unlatching fee.

The Knowledge Unlatched model is based on libraries from around the world
sharing the payment of a single ?Title Fee¹ to publishers, in return for
books being made available as a fully downloadable PDF via OAPEN and
HathiTrust on a Creative Commons licence upon publication. Because the Title
Fee is a fixed amount, as more libraries participate, the per-library cost
of ?unlatching¹ each title declines.

Libraries can view the collection and pledge their interest at:
<http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org/> /

Pledging will remain open until 31 January 2016.

For further details contact KU¹s Partnership Manager Christina Emery

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Christina Emery

Partnership Manager | Knowledge Unlatched

christina@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:christina@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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Winner: Curtin University Award for Best Innovation in Education 2015

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