Availability of KU Pilot Collection OA Books and MARC Records


Knowledge Unlatched has now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons licence via OAPEN, HathiTrust and the British Library.

PDFs of 17 books have already become available via the OAPEN digital library and we are loading content onto the HathiTrust and British Library systems.

We have added a new status page to our website which provides access KU titles. This page also makes it possible to follow the progress of each book in the Pilot Collection as it becomes available.

It is exciting to have come this far with the project and we hope that you will enjoy watching the OA version of books rolling off the production line!

We are working with OCLC and others to ensure the quality of the MARC records being provided to us by publishers. Records will be made available as a download file in MARCXML format from the KU Collections website. As more titles are uploaded onto the system this file will be updated. Participating libraries will be notified and sent a link to the records via email. We anticipate that the first set of records will be available by 31 March.

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