Friday, 11 April 2014

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched is a not-for-profit initiative helping libraries to share the costs of making books Open Access.

James Cook University Library is participating as a charter member of Knowledge Unlatched.

Further information
The current system for publishing scholarly books is not working for anyone. Monographs in the humanities and social sciences (HSS), in particular, are in crisis.

Knowledge Unlatched is committed to changing this through libraries working together to create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books. Knowledge Unlatched will secure long-term cost savings for library's institutions by sharing the costs of making HSS monographs available on a Creative Commons licence. Supporting Open Access through Knowledge Unlatched will not cost more than simply purchasing a more traditionally published title.

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