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KU Select 2017 - Books & Journals (Currently in Pledging)


KU Select 2017 is Knowledge Unlatched’s (KU) collection for 2017. This year's collection includes 343 book titles and a newly introduced journal collection of 21 journal titles. The pledging period for KU Select 2017 is now open. Please find a link to the central page for librarians here.

Past Collections

KU Select 2016 - Unlatching all 343 titles now!


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KU Select 2016 includes 343 titles from 54 publishers: 147 front list and 196 backlist books. KU received enough support from libraries to unlatch the entire collection. The collection was curated by the Title Selection Committee from a list of 681 submitted titles.

KU Select 2016 titles unlatched so far (324/343)

  • Titles unlatched94%

KU Round 2 Collection


The 2015-16 Round 2 collection consists of 78 new titles covering topics in the Humanities (Anthropology, Literature, History) and Social Sciences (Politics, Media & Communications) from 26 respected scholarly publishers including the following university presses: Amsterdam, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Cambridge, Colorado, Duke, Edinburgh, Fordham, Leiden, Liverpool, Manchester, Michigan, Monash, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple, Toronto and Yale, plus Berghahn Books, Bloomsbury Academic, Brill, De Gruyter, Pluto Press, Routledge and Ubiquity Press.

KU Pilot Collection


The 2013-14 Pilot Collection consists of 28 new books covering topics in the Humanities (Anthropology, Literature, History) and Social Sciences (Politics, Media & Communications) from 13 respected scholarly publishers including the following university presses: Amsterdam, Cambridge, Duke, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Michigan, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple, plus Bloomsbury Academic, Brill and De Gruyter.