Usage of Knowledge Unlatched titles doubled within one quarter

« The Open Access (OA) books funded through Knowledge Unlatched (KU) have doubled their usage between the second and third quarters 2017. With an aggregate of 228,000 full-text downloads on the OAPEN platform (www.oapen.org) and through the addition of 67,068 chapter downloads on the JSTOR platform (www.jstor.com), KU has been able to deliver on the promise of OA and dramatically increase the visibility of scholarly content by making it available to researchers worldwide free of charge. (…)

Through its crowd funding model KU has made 450 monographs from 60 publishers in the humanities and social sciences available in Open Access. In its present funding round, Knowledge Unlatched is seeking to unlatch another 343 titles. The funding is provided by libraries around the world, 400 of whom have already participated in previous rounds. (…) »