KU Events

Knowledge Unlatched On the Road

Find all events KU will be attending. Please reach out to us with questions or suggestions for further events.

13.09.2018: ALPSP - Old Winsor

13.09.2018: ALPSP - Old Winsor
Our Colleguage Tom is going to give a presentation on the "Anti Double Dipping Alliance"!
Contact us, if you would like to listen or talk to us on this occasion!
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13.09. - 14.09. 2018: Dialog Lizenzierungsplattform

13.09.2018: Dialog Lizenzierungsplattform - Bielefeld
Our Colleguage Philipp is going to join the "Dialog Lizenzierungsplattform" in Bielefeld to join the discussion of licencing in Germany.

17. - 19.09.: (COASP)

17. - 19.09.: Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) - Vienna, Austria
We are pleased to announce that the 10th anniversary of our annual conference, the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), will take place on September 17th-19th, 2018, at the University of Vienna, Austria.

25.09.2018: OA-Tage Graz

25.09.2018: OA-Tage Graz
Our Managing Director Dr. Sven Fund will give a keynote on how the DEAL negotiations can be transformed into a positive business model! Get in touch with us, if you want to know more or schedule a meeting

10. - 14.10. Frankfurt Book Fair

10. - 14.10. Frankfurt Book Fair
Knowledge Unlatched is going to be at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018!
Get in touch with us to schedule a meeting right away.

International Convention of University Presses

13.10.2018, 9 am: International Convention of University Presses
The 6th Edition of the International Convention of University Presses is taking place on Saturday, 13th October.
The convention will focus on the topic of digital developments and how they are transforming – or disrupting – the academic publishing industry. This year, Michael Bhaskar, Co-Founder & Publishing Director of CANELO will deliver the keynote address on digital disruptions. On such disruption is the advent of Open Access. Although this system is being used by many academic and university presses worldwide, there are still many doubts concerning its implementation and financial sustainability.
Sven Fund, founder of fullstopp, lecturer at Humboldt University and an expert on the digital transformation of the publishing industry will address new ways of dealing with Open Access.

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Digital Humanities Austria (dha2018) in Salzburg

29.11. - 01.12. 2018: Digital Humanities Austria (dha2018) in Salzburg
Dr. Sven Fund is going to give one of his famous keynotes on Open Access, Open Source und Selfpublishing, and the team will be there as well! So don't hesitate to get in contact.
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Past Events

21. - 26.06.2018: ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans
Our Colleague Cahterine will be joining the ALA Annual Conference this year!

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18. - 20.06.2018: Contec México - Sharing Innovation
Our Colleagues Philipp and Sven will attend to discuss the mission of "Searching the reader of the future".
It will include a keynote by Sven Fund and a workshop from Philipp Hess.
Get in touch, if you're in Mexico City!

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12.06.2018: Deutscher Bibliothekartag
31.05.-01.06.2018: OPERAS Conference - Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge - Athens
OPERAS will hold its first conference on the topic of “Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge

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30.05. - 01.06. - SSP Annual Meeting 2018
Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads: What’s working, what’s holding us back, where do we go from here?

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24.-25.05. 2018: Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutschsprachiger Universitätsverlage
The annual conference is deailing with experience and publishing activities and provides presentations on different topics concerning scholarly publishing. Our managing director Sven Fund is giving a presentation on what KU can do for university presses.
10.04 - 12.04.2018: London Book Fair
Contact us directly, to set up a meeting with us at and around the London Book Fair!
05.04.2018: Workshop: Beyond APCs: alternative open access publishing business models
Overview of the work done in the 2 calls for alternative funding mechanisms for open access publishing initiatives
- business models - different types, what works, what doesn't , what is scalable, what are interesting examples?
- outreach and dissemination: how to achieve enough critical mass to make a publishing initiative sustainable?

Invited speakers include:
Stephanie Dawson (ScienceOpen), Janneke Adema (Radical Open Access Collective), Jeroen Sondervan (University of Utrecht), Jadranka Stojanovski (Hrcak), Alexandra Jobmann (University of Bielefeld), Max Mosterd (Knowledge Unlatched).

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09.03.2018: SSP Berlin Regional Event at Peter Lang Publishing
How to Increase the Discoverability of Open Access Books for Researchers?

Moderator: Alex Naydenov, PaperHive


Agata Morka, Springer Nature

Max Mosterd, Knowledge Unlatched

Benedikt Fecher, Humboldt Institute

Prof. Michael Seadle, Director of the School and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Humboldt University of Berlin

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07.11 - 11.11.17: Charleston Library Conference
Sales Director Catherine will be the the Annual Library Conference in South Carolina.
18.05.17: Finnish Research Library Association
Information Resource seminar, Helsinki, Finland | Speaker: Sven Fund
30.05.-02.06.17: Deutscher Bibliothekartag
Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Speaker: Sven Fund
31.05.17: SSP Workshop „Innovation in Scholarly Book Publishing"
SSP Annual Meeting, Boston, USA | Speaker: Marcel Knöchelmann
19.06.17: Swiss Consortium of Academic Libraries
Workshop Open Access Books, Berne, Switzerland | Speaker: Sven Fund
11.09 -13.09.17: Open Access Tage Dresden
Sven Fund will talk at the Open Access Tage Dresden about KU and advancements in Open Access. Read more about the event here: https://open-access.net/community/open-access-tage/open-access-tage-2017-dresden/