Knowledge Unlatched (KU) makes scholarly content freely available to everyone and contributes to the further development of the Open Access (OA) infrastructure. Our online marketplace provides libraries and institutions worldwide with a central place to support OA collections and models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives. With their support we transition monographs and journals in a wide variety of disciplines from paywalled to Open Access content. Additionally, KU offers various tools and services for stakeholders in the OA community. Our goal is simple: We want to make Open Access work!
Canadian libraries have been long-time supporters of Open Access. Nearly 30 institutions have supported our collections in the past few years. These six lead the way in 2019. Canadian libraries that want to pledge support this year, please note that our deadline is November 30.
If libraries do not actively support Open Access, to what extent will they be able to serve a global community of researchers? These are complex questions to which there are no easy answers, but they hovered in the background of a lively discussion.
If you missed our Impact Report, first released during #openaccessweek, our website features the infographic showing usage of OA books the past few years, by continent, revealing the most popular books and the institutions with the most users. https://t.co/6NVwRaduip