10 October 2014

Knowledge Unlatched Update - and Meme Competition!

Meme competition images
Knowledge Unlatched is a collaborative, crowd-funded, model pilot which aims to enable open access for scholarly books in the arts and humanities.

Many libraries around the world share a Title Fee payment to publishers (the cost of publishing a book), in return for a book being made available via open access e-book platforms.

Nearly 300 international libraries have now signed up. The Library signed up as an early participant.  

28 new Humanities and Social Sciences books are included in the pilot and are listed in SAULCAT.
  • the 28th title - 'Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece', has just been added
  • titles have been downloaded almost 13,000 times since the project began in March 2014 
  • readers in at least 138 countries have been accessing the titles via OAPEN and HathiTrust
  • view more statistics, including details of the Top 20 countries
Open Access Week Competition 

To celebrate the forthcoming Open Access Week 2014, Knowledge Unlatched has launched its own OA Week Meme Competition

Write your own OA-themed caption, or 'meme', for 1 of 5 pictures on the competition website. The competition runs from 7-26 October and the winners will be announced on 31 October.  

Anyone may enter, so please have a go! 

Keep checking the Library's Open Access pages and Open Access blog for more information about exciting Open Access news, activities and events!

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