Knowledge Unlatched Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive


Knowledge Unlatched is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the CLOCKSS Archive to preserve the Open Access version of Knowledge Unlatched books in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.

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Knowledge Unlatched’s Executive Director, Frances Pinter, said, “We seek to reassure libraries around the world that the books that they are facilitating to be made available on an Open Access licence will remain accessible in perpetuity. In partnering with CLOCKSS we are securing the content’s future.”

CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “By archiving with CLOCKSS, Knowledge Unlatched has ensured that the scholarship in their collection of eBooks will be available for a worldwide audience now and in the future in a manner that secures them for the long-term good of scholars."


CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

Knowledge Unlatched is committed to changing the current business model for publishing to one with libraries sharing the costs of scholarly books. Knowledge Unlatched believes that by working together libraries and publishers can create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books and secure long-term cost savings for their own institutions by sharing the costs of making HSS monographs available on a Creative Commons licence.

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