Oable Goes Live with First 5 Institutions to Sign – Knowledge Unlatched

“Oable, the Open Access Management workflow solution (www.oable.org) from Knowledge Unlatched (KU), has gone live. 5 leading libraries from institutions in the United States, Austria and Germany are now using Oable to manage their Open Access (OA) transactions. Iowa State University, Los Alamos National Lab, Z. Smith Reynolds Library of Wake Forest University, the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria and Forschungszentrum Jülich have decided after intensive testing to enhance and streamline their workflows with Oable….

Oable enables libraries to manage their patrons’ OA publications across publishers, different business models and agreement types as well as different media types. It is designed fully interoperable with other systems and highly integrated with several metadata partners, including ExLibris’ Esploro and Alma, Researcher App, OpenAPC/OpenBPC and the Open Journal System (OJS) to allow for a seamless end-to-end solution of Open Access Management for libraries and institutions.”

KU Select – HSS Books 2022 – Knowledge Unlatched

“We, at Knowledge Unlatched, are happy that you are looking into submitting titles for the new KU Select HSS Books collection of 2022. As the 8th round of KU Select begins, we hope to create a collection that is relevant for libraries, scientific institutions, and, most of all, their patrons. We look forward to receiving your quality frontlist and backlist titles that you would like to publish Open Access. Only together we can create a sustainable future for Open Access publishing in HSS. Read more about the specifics of this collection and submit your titles below….”

KU Select – HSS Books 2022 – Knowledge Unlatched

“We, at Knowledge Unlatched, are happy that you are looking into submitting titles for the new KU Select HSS Books collection of 2022. As the 8th round of KU Select begins, we hope to create a collection that is relevant for libraries, scientific institutions, and, most of all, their patrons. We look forward to receiving your quality frontlist and backlist titles that you would like to publish Open Access. Only together we can create a sustainable future for Open Access publishing in HSS. Read more about the specifics of this collection and submit your titles below….”

Knowledge Unlatched Strikes Again and Again | Jeff Pooley

“With a hat tip to the indispensable Richard Poynder, here is a quick follow up to yesterday’s post on Knowledge Unlatched’s latest move to disguise its for-profit status. I focused on KU’s Open Research Community (ORC), launched last year as an implied nonprofit. In yesterday’s post, I focused on ORC’s “Community Manager” Pablo Markin and KU head Sven Fund.

The plot is quite a bit thicker, though I won’t do the topic—KU and Sven Fund’s persistent failure to disclose—justice in this short follow-up….”

Knowledge Unlatched Strikes Again and Again | Jeff Pooley

“With a hat tip to the indispensable Richard Poynder, here is a quick follow up to yesterday’s post on Knowledge Unlatched’s latest move to disguise its for-profit status. I focused on KU’s Open Research Community (ORC), launched last year as an implied nonprofit. In yesterday’s post, I focused on ORC’s “Community Manager” Pablo Markin and KU head Sven Fund.

The plot is quite a bit thicker, though I won’t do the topic—KU and Sven Fund’s persistent failure to disclose—justice in this short follow-up….”

Open Access – Missing Link to Become Exclusive Distribution Partner of Oable in the German-Speaking Countries – Knowledge Unlatched

“Missing Link will take over the exclusive distribution of Oable (www.oable.org) in the German-speaking region. The Oable solution, developed by Knowledge Unlatched (KU), enables libraries to keep track of all open access (OA) payments across multiple publishers and thus significantly simplify and accelerate their internal processes….”

IWA Publishing Launches Pilot to Flip its Entire Journal Portfolio to Open Access | IWA Publishing

“IWA Publishing, the wholly owned publishing subsidiary of the International Water Association based in London, UK, has announced a pilot to transform its complete journal portfolio of 10 subscription titles including the flagship journal Water Science & Technology to Open Access (OA) from 2021 onwards. In partnership with Knowledge Unlatched, IWA Publishing will be asking those libraries and institutions currently subscribing to any of the journals to renew for 2021 on a Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) basis, thus contributing to making these journals completely free to readers and authors all over the world.

With this flip IWA Publishing is aiming for one of the largest flips of a publishing portfolio to date. “We are confident that flipping our portfolio of journals to Open Access will shift the way in which our content is used and will have a beneficial impact on research which helps provide people in all nations with clean drinking water and good sanitation,” says IWA Publishing’s Managing Director Rod Cookson. “We now request the support of subscribing libraries by backing the model, which should also represent a sustainable solution to Open Access across publications and publishers of all sizes. With support from libraries and institutions across the world, we hope that the S2O model will be adopted more widely as an alternative to the ‘Publish and Read’ Big Deals which are starting to dominate the Open Access landscape to the detriment of smaller-scale journals.”…”

COARD (Collaborative Open Access Research and Development)

“COARD develops and applies technology and analysis tools that provide insight into the usage and impact of open access scholarly content. We work with publishers, communities and users of scholarly content with the goal of supporting and sustaining a diversity of actors involved in creating and disseminating open access scholarly content….

COARD, standing for Collaborative Open Access Research and Development is the trading name of Knowledge Unlatched C.I.C. a community interesting company registered in the UK. Founded by Frances Pinter, Knowledge Unlatched was focused on developing funding models for open access books. Following several successful pilot rounds that demonstrated the concept the funding operations, name and trademarks of Knowledge Unlatched C.I.C. were transferred to Knowledge Unlatched Gmbh which continues to act as a funding intermediary for open access scholarly books and content….”

Pluto Journals Launches Pilot to Flip its Entire Journal Portfolio to Open Access Using the Subscribe-to-Open Model – Knowledge Unlatched

“Pluto Journals, the social sciences publisher based in London, UK, has announced a pilot to transform its complete journal portfolio of 21 titles to Open Access (OA) from 2021 onwards. The project “Pluto Open Journals” will be realised in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched and supported by the conceivers of the ground-breaking Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model Libraria, a group of anthropologists and other social scientists committed to Open Access. Pluto Journals will be asking those libraries and institutions currently subscribing to any of the journals to renew for 2021 on a S2O basis, thus, contributing to making these journals completely free to readers and authors all over the world. The flip is, furthermore, supported by JSTOR, who will continue to provide the hosting service for the project….”