Knowledge Unlatched was established in 2012. Knowledge Unlatched (KU) offers free access to scholarly content for every reader across the world. Their online platform provides libraries worldwide with a central place to support open access models from leading publishing houses and new open access initiatives.
Knowledge Unlatched has an advisory board. KU then sends the titles to libraries to pledge to convert the titles to open access if they have enough interest.
Taylor & Francis have collaborated with Knowledge Unlatched to unlock KU Select titles as well as two subject specific collections in Gender Studies and African Studies. The Knowledge Unlatched titles have been made open access through libraries coming together to crowd fund the publication cost. Each monograph has been released as open access making the eBook freely available to readers worldwide.
The result of these universities collaborating with the project collections of key research gaining increasing impact and visibility.
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