KU Open Services

Central Information for Publishers


KU Open Services helps publishers, librarians, and authors to achieve greater impact for their OA titles, through efficient and effective management of the discoverability process and total transparency

This page contains the key information on KU Open Services.


Why is KU Open Services Needed?

  • Impact is as important for OA as for paywalled content
  • Greater impact can be achieved through improved discoverability
  • Improved discoverability relies on streamlined and effective workflows


What are the Benefits of KU Open Services?

  • Title visibility in leading hosting platforms , indexing databases , and archives
  • Easy importation into library catalogues
  • Measures to reduce double dipping
  • Complete transparency over the process and reliable data about the real impact of OA


How does KU Open Services work?

  • KU titles are present in discovery systems DOAB, Google Scholar, ProQuest Serial Solutions, ExLibris (Primo Central), EBSCO Discovery Service, Knowledge Base, Worldcat and others
  • Titles are hosted at OAPEN, HathiTrust and JSTOR
  • Archiving with Portico and CLOCKKS
  • Quarterly reporting on usage data
  • Libraries provided with MARC records and direct push notification to 450+ KU libraries

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