Wellcome Library pledges support for Knowledge Unlatched


Knowledge Unlatched is excited to announce that the Wellcome Library has pledged its support for Knowledge Unlatched by signing up for the Pilot Collection.

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Zina Sabovic, Head of Collection Management at the Wellcome Library, said: “The Wellcome Library supports access to published research in all its forms. Working with other libraries through Knowledge Unlatched will help us achieve this aim and will complement our own Open Access initiatives aimed at Wellcome Library users. We are therefore delighted to pledge our support for Knowledge Unlatched.”

By participating in the KU Pilot, the Wellcome Library will join other libraries and publishers in collaborating towards a sustainable open future for scholarly books.

Frances Pinter, Executive Director of Knowledge Unlatched, added: “We’re thrilled that the Wellcome Library has chosen to participate in the KU Pilot project. It demonstrates support for experimenting with a number of routes to Open Access and the Knowledge Unlatched vision of a sustainable approach to unlatching monographs.”

Libraries can sign up to the KU Pilot Collection until 31 January 2014 at http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Trust’s breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. It is independent of both political and commercial interests.

Knowledge Unlatched is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) registered in England and operating worldwide. It is dedicated towards contributing solutions that work for both publishers and libraries to sustain Open Access for scholarly books.

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