Open Book Publishers’ statement on Knowledge Unlatched and the Open Research Library | Open Book Publishers Blog

flavoursofopenscience's bookmarks 2019-05-21


by Rupert Gatti and Lucy Barnes


On 16 May 2019, Knowledge Unlatched announced the beta launch of a new hosting platform for Open Access books, the Open Research Library (ORL). Our books are a prominent part of this nascent project, both on the website and in the marketing associated with the launch, and this, together with Knowledge Unlatched’s claim that they are ‘working with publishers and libraries worldwide’, might give the impression that we are actively participating in and endorsing the platform. However this is not the case: we were not informed or consulted about this project at any stage; we were not told that our books would feature on this platform; and we do not support ORL. In fact we have grave concerns about its approach and business model, and those of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), which we will set out here.


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Tags: oa.obp oa.open_research_library oa.knowledge_unlatched oa.infrastructure oa.academic_led oa.books oa.objections oa.debates

Date tagged:

05/21/2019, 12:04

Date published:

05/21/2019, 12:09