Knowledge Unlatched partners with LM Information Delivery and iGroup to reach out to libraries

Knowledge Unlatched partners with LM Information Delivery and iGroup to reach out to libraries


Knowledge Unlatched partners with LM Information Delivery and iGroup to reach out to libraries



Berlin / Helsinki / Shanghai, 27th June 2017 Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is partnering with LM Information Delivery (LM) and iGroup, to better promote its Open Access offering to institutions. Effective immediately, LM will represent KU in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, and South Africa, while iGroup will cover all of Asia and Oceania.


“We are pleased that LM and iGroup are supporting the Knowledge Unlatched team to promote Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences monographs, journals, and services in a number of additional countries,” says Sven Fund, Managing Director of Knowledge Unlatched.


“KU is one of the most successful players in the Open Access space,” says Jussi Kettunen, Executive Vice President of LM Information Delivery. “At LM, our aim is to provide our customers with the latest cutting-edge initiatives that support our library customers in achieving their goals. We are therefore delighted to partner with Knowledge Unlatched to combine their innovative approach to Open Access with our local expertise in these territories.”


“KU is the leading initiative in the Open Access space,” says Mr. Lee Pote, the founder and CEO of iGroup. “We are very glad to support and promote Knowledge Unlatched. It is an opportunity for us to work in the field of Open Access as well.”


Knowledge Unlatched has just started its latest pledging period and aims at unlatching 350 monographs and 21 journals as well as supporting Language Science Press. Information on the collections is available at knowledgeunlatched.org. Libraries are invited to register at app.knowledgeunlatched.org.


About LM:

Established in 1972, LM Information Delivery is a leading international subscription and information management service provider. The company has local offices in 10 countries worldwide and serves customers across the globe. Our customers include academic and research libraries, municipalities, public libraries and corporate business across many sectors. Our services improve efficiency, save time in information retrieval and improve the use of e-resources. The cornerstone of our business is providing excellent and bespoke customer service by liaising with publishers and libraries to reduce workloads and maximize budgets. Our services include Subscription Management Services, eBook Services, eResource Access and Management Services and Database Services.


About iGroup:

iGroup is a one-stop shop for professional information solutions and technologies. With a focus on the knowledge management and information industry, iGroup provides a full spectrum of related products and services with localized support that cater to the needs of librarians, students, academics, educators, publishers, scientists and research professionals. More about iGroup: www.igroupnet.com


About Knowledge Unlatched:

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is the largest independent Open Access initiative worldwide. KU brings together libraries who collaboratively pool funds to make Open Access possible. By now, more than 450 titles were made publicly available with more than 300 books and journals being on offer in the current pledging period, KU Select 2017.


Contact: Marcel Knöchelmann, Marketing & Communications, marcel@knowledgeunlatched.org


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