Knowledge Unlatched to open up its central platform for the funding of Open Access models.
peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-10-30
"Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce its transformation into a central Open Access (OA) platform. Through this platform, KU will support publishers and OA initiatives by managing the funding processes for their OA models. It will also provide libraries and funders all over the world with one central place where they can support OA programmes. Knowledge Unlatched’s core product, KU Select, will remain an important part of the platform, and will be including STEM alongside HSS titles in 2018.
This transformation into an industry-wide, publisher-neutral platform builds on the success of our collaboration with the linguistics initiative, Language Science Press. KU offers both the necessary expertise and the international network of leading libraries to make OA work. By managing sales outreach, marketing, discoverability, finance, and administration, alongside the vital raising of funds, KU can make sure partners efficiently achieve real success with their OA programmes. For libraries, decision making and acquisition processes will also be much more streamlined.
KU is pleased to announce five new international partners for 2018: Luminos (University of California Press), OpenEdition, HAU Books, OAPEN, and The Open Commons of Phenomenology. In Q1 2018, the first OA models from these partners will become publically accessible on the platform. KU is very much looking forward to their part in realising the true potential of these partners in the coming years...."