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KU Select 2017 - Books (start of pledging in May 2017)


KU Select 2017 is Knowledge Unlatched’s (KU) upcoming collection. We are currently reviewing submitted titles and plan to start the pledging in May 2017.

Past Collections

KU Select 2016 - Unlatching all 343 titles now!


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KU Select 2016 includes 343 titles from 54 publishers: 147 front list and 196 backlist books. KU received enough support from libraries to unlatch the entire collection. The collection was curated by the Title Selection Committee from a list of 681 submitted titles.

KU Select 2016 titles unlatched so far (202/343)

  • Titles unlatched59%

Important note on MARC records: Basic and Enriched MARC records are available on the OAPEN website (HathiTrust is upcoming). Note that you can filter by collection using the following tags to avoid the creation of duplicate records from earlier KU collections:

    =536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$bPilot
    =536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$bRound 2
    =536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$c100397$bKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
    =536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$c100279$bKU Select 2016 Front List Collection

KU Round 2 Collection


The 2015-16 Round 2 collection consists of 78 new titles covering topics in the Humanities (Anthropology, Literature, History) and Social Sciences (Politics, Media & Communications) from 26 respected scholarly publishers including the following university presses: Amsterdam, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Cambridge, Colorado, Duke, Edinburgh, Fordham, Leiden, Liverpool, Manchester, Michigan, Monash, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple, Toronto and Yale, plus Berghahn Books, Bloomsbury Academic, Brill, De Gruyter, Pluto Press, Routledge and Ubiquity Press.

KU Pilot Collection


The 2013-14 Pilot Collection consists of 28 new books covering topics in the Humanities (Anthropology, Literature, History) and Social Sciences (Politics, Media & Communications) from 13 respected scholarly publishers including the following university presses: Amsterdam, Cambridge, Duke, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Michigan, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple, plus Bloomsbury Academic, Brill and De Gruyter.