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[InetBib] Knowledge Unlatched announces establishment of KU Research

Good afternoon,

Please see here for today's announcement:

The last month has been an especially busy time for KU. Not only are we in
the middle of a library pledging round, but we are also very excited to be
announcing the formal establishment of a new arm of KU: KU Research. KU
Research is being headed up by Lucy Montgomery, Associate Professor at
Curtin University and KU¹s Deputy Director. The establishment of KU Research
is an important step in scaling-up our research activities and ambitions,
and formalising links between KU and researchers tackling big questions in
scholarly communication and Open Access.

KU Research is looking forward to contributing to transparency in and
understanding of digital knowledge landscapes that include Open Access.
Developing and piloting business models that make Open Access publishing
practical and sustainable for research communities is part of this. Thinking
through the opportunities (and challenges) of collecting and managing usage
data and working with libraries, publishers and research funder to develop
new tools and standards for mapping the use of Open Access content at
web-scale is also key.

Curtin University researcher, Alkim Ozaygen, is the latest addition to the
KU research program. Ozaygen is developing new tools and methods for mapping
and understanding the impact of Open Access books as part of his PhD
research. KU Open Access books provide him with a key dataset: making it
possible to interrogate patterns and relationships that will make more
effective measurements of the impact of monographs on society and scholarly
communities possible. In doing so, Ozaygen is hoping to contribute to a
better understanding of pathways for the distribution of knowledge across
global digital networks.

KU was pleased to be involved in the 2015 Scholarly Communications Institute
rship/>, which took place in the Triangle region of North Carolina in
October. This exciting event was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
and brought together teams of researchers for five intensive days of
thinking, planning and doing: defining shared challenges, exploring creative
strategies for tackling them, developing new collaborations and fostering a
spirit of bold and open experimentation. The theme of SCI 2015 was
Validating and Valuing Digital Scholarship. Lucy Montgomery was selected to
take part, as part of a team working on a project titled Collecting and
Analyzing Usage Data for Online Scholarly Publications.Plans are already
underway to take this project further? so watch this space.

Christina Emery
Partnership Manager | Knowledge Unlatched


Winner: IFLA/Brill Award for Open Access 2014

Winner: Curtin University Award for Best Innovation in Education 2015

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