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KU Open Services - OA title distribution

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KU Open Services - OA title distribution

  1. 1. Knowledge Unlatched KU Open Services March 2018 Greater impact for your OA books
  2. 2. Knowledge Unlatched2 Introducing a New Service to Make Open Access Work  Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is a cooperative funding mechanism for Open Access Books  It is the biggest initiative globally, bringing together over 70 publishers and 450+ libraries  So far, KU has already unlatched 450 titles  In response to publishers’ demands, KU opens its services to publishers  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  KU Open Services increases transparency and effectiveness to both publishers and libraries
  3. 3. Knowledge Unlatched3 The Challenge: Discoverability  Impact matters in OA as much as for paywalled content  Impact depends on relevance and discoverability  No streamlined OA distribution: Publishers only publishing a few titles in OA don’t have the means to streamline the OA title distribution workflow, thereby limiting the discoverability and impact of titles.
  4. 4. Knowledge Unlatched4 The Solution: KU Open Services • KU titles are present in discovery systems DOAB, Google Scholar, ProQuest Serial Solutions, ExLibris (Primo Central), EBSCO Discovery Service, Knowledge Base, Worldcat and others • Archiving with Portico and CLOCKKS • Quarterly reporting on usage data • Libraries provided with MARC records and direct push notification to 450+ KU libraries Hosting Reporting MARC and ONIX records Discoverbility Archiving
  5. 5. Knowledge Unlatched5 High Impact  KU titles are on average +30% more downloaded than all other titles hosted by OAPEN
  6. 6. Knowledge Unlatched6 Efficient Process One off fee per title: 150 € EUR / 175 $ USD / 135 £ GBP
  7. 7. Knowledge Unlatched7 Quarterly reports: Transparency for Authors, Publishers, and Libraries  Measure the impact of your publications  Share usage reports you with authors  Demonstrate the impact of Open Access
  8. 8. Knowledge Unlatched Interested? Contact philipp@knowledgunlatched.org

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