KU Open Services

Achieve greater impact for your OA titles

What is included in KU Open Services?

  • Best of breed hosting
  • Titles available in all leading Open Access databases
  • Easy importing of title data into library catalogues
  • Easy de-duplication to reduce double dipping
  • Increased and detailed usage data for your titles

  • Why is this useful?

  • Increased transparency and effectiveness for publishers and libraries
  • Impact matters in OA as much as for paywalled content
  • Impact depends on relevance and discoverability
  • Benefit from a streamlined OA distribution
  • Of special benefit to publishers who are not in a position to streamline their own OA title distribution

  • What are we doing exactly?

  • MUSEOpen
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
  • BiblioLabs
  • Portico
  • High quality MARC Records for every title in partnership with OCLC
  • Direct push notification to 500+ libraries
  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
  • Paperhive
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EBSCO Knowledge Base
  • Ex Libris 360 Knowledge Base/Knowledge Works (including the 360 Core, search, link, resource manager and Marc)
  • Summon/Alma Discovery
  • Google Books / Scholar
  • Serials Solutions
  • Ubiquity Press (journals)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ - journals)
  • OCLC Worldcat
  • OCLC Knowledge Base
  • Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund Verbundzentrale (GBV)
  • Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)

  • Keep track of all your publications with our analytics tool!

    Quarterly usage reports

  • Track the impact of your publications
  • Share usage reports with your authors
  • Demonstrate the impact of Open Access to institutions
  • Get precise insights on where and when your title has been accessed
  • Insights not only based on IP-ranges
  • Complete regional or international usage of your content outside of libraries

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    If you would like to find out more or discuss taking advantage of KU Open Services please contact Philipp