KU has now unlatched over 200 titles from the recently-funded KU Select 2016 collection of 343 Humanities and Social Sciences e-books. This brings the total number of unlatched books from all KU collections to over 300.
These titles can be downloaded as Open Access PDFs and in some cases EPUB files by anyone, anywhere from KU’s official partner platforms: OAPEN and HathiTrust. Each title carries a Creative Commons licence agreed between the publisher and author, allowing for their book to become Open Access without embargo.
The remaining titles will be unlatched in weekly batches throughout the next couple of months.
Receive automatic updates as soon as new titles are available!
Libraries can subscribe to receive automatic notifications for every new title via the KU Library Portal (under Settings/Details). Once unlatched, the basic MARC catalogue records are updated and available directly on the OAPEN website. Enriched records follow shortly thereafter, and will also be available on HathiTrust's site soon.
A special note about the MARC records
You can filter the MARC record feeds by collection using the following tags to avoid the creation of duplicate records from earlier KU collections:
=536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$bPilot
=536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$bRound 2
=536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$c100397$bKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
=536 \$aKnowledge Unlatched$c100279$bKU Select 2016 Front List Collection
Read our MARC records FAQ here.