Knowledge Unlatched wins Open Access Award


  • Griffith Library is proud to be a founding member of Knowledge Unlatched.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing interests of library and information services and their users has recently awarded Knowledge Unlatched as this years winner of the IFLA/Brill Open Access Award for their outstanding initiative and hard work within the Open Access book publishing.  Proudly, Griffith is one of the founding Charter Members of the Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection initiative which is taking steps towards creating a sustainable open access for publishing books within the Humanities and Social Science area.

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) was established with the goal of ‘creating a sustainable route to Open Access (OA) for specialist scholarly books.’ The basic concept is to create an online platform where the publisher offers a forthcoming book for open access provided the publication costs are met. As soon as enough interested libraries sign up to contribute to these costs, the book is ‘unlatched’ and becomes publicly accessible

For the full story please see http://www.ifla.org/node/8701

Explore Knowledge Unlatched in the Griffith Catalogue.



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