End-of-Year Budget? Use it to Support Sustainable Open Access for Humanities and Social Science Research Literature

As the fiscal year-end draws near, some libraries may find themselves with unspent funds, even with the tight constraints under which most operate.  If that’s the case for your institution, please consider deploying any year-end funds to support a global initiative that is making sustainable Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) a reality: Knowledge Unlatched (KU).

KU recently introduced new collections for 2017, and invites the support of libraries through a variety of participation options.  For libraries in the U.S. and Canada with remaining year-end budget, KU can/will accommodate last minute invoicing (within 24 hours).  To allow every library — regardless of its budget size — to participate, KU has implemented tiered-pricing options based on Carnegie Classifications.

KU has expanded to become an HSS Open Access marketplace, and is currently offering the following collections to be unlatched:

  • 21 journals from renowned academic publishers from around the world
  • 343 books, both front list (151 titles) and backlist (192 titles) covering a broad array of disciplines in HSS
  • The acclaimed Language Science Press, publishing around 30 high quality monographs in linguistics through an innovative Open Access business model– find out more at http://langsci-press.org

Supporting libraries receive quarterly usage reports (both COUNTER-compliant data as well as geo-locational download information) to enable you to assess the impact of your investment in KU and Open Access.

If you’re interested in becoming part of the KU collaborative effort, or have questions, please feel free to reach out today via info@knowledgeunlatched.org.  You can also learn more at http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org.

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