KU Select 2017


KU Select 2017 pledging process so far

  • Amount pledged14%

KU Select 2017 Collection

  • 343 books available: 151 front list (Nov 2017-April 2018) and 192 backlist (2006-2016)
  • 21 journals available (formerly closed and Open Access titles)
  • Participation from 60 leading scholarly publishers from 5 continents, including university presses, commercial publishers, and Open Access publishers
  • Curated by the KU Title Selection Committee consisting of 40 librarians from 12 countries
  • 17 subject areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Creative Commons licences - hosted by OAPEN and HathiTrust, also preserved by CLOCKSS and Portico.


Find out more about the Book Collection

Titles in the KU Select 2017 Book Collections have been specially selected to represent a broad range of specialist research books, Most of our titles are monographs, though we also include a few edited collections and backlist titles as supplementary course content.
Your participation supports an ever-growing number of institutions that are using acquisitions funds to make Humanities and Social Sciences titles Open Access. This models benefit both individual libraries - by providing content at a lower price than the purchase of single print copies and/or e-books – and the wider community, be providing access to scholarly for every reader across the world. There are a number of additional benefits for libraries:
  • Enables libraries to contribute to fulfilling OA mandates in certain territories
  • Flexible offering – pick and choose from available options
  • Quarterly usage reports to show the real impact of OA publishing
  • High-quality MARC records for better discoverability
  • 35% discount on purchases of other formats from publishers in recognition of KU participation
  • Involvement with the creation of future collections by taking part in the Library Steering Committee and Title Selection Committee
Pledge your participation for $53 (€50 / £42,50) per frontlist book and $13.25 (€12,50 / £10,65) per backlist book, by selecting either:
  • Full pledge: The complete KU Select 2017 collection of 343 titles (both frontlist and backlist) priced at $10 547 // €9950 / £ 8463 - with a minimum pledge of 90% of the total cost, or
  • Only front list: The KU Select 2017 front list collection of 151 titles which costs $8003 // €7750 // £6418 - with a minimum pledge of 90% of the total cost.
  • If your institution is in Norway, the US, Canada, Italy, France or the UK: we can now offer differential pricing for these regions, based on the Carnegie or JISC classification. Please click below to get your individual quote.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Hannah who'll be happy to discuss further

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Supporting institutions

  • McGill University
  • The University of Rhode Island
  • The University of Virginia
  • The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Duke University
  • Kenyon College
  • The University of South Australia
  • The University of Queensland
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of British Columbia
  • The Royal Library of Belgium
  • Ohio University
  • University of North Texas
  • MacEwan University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Boston College
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Exeter
  • Max Planck Digital Library
  • Arkansas State University
  • Brown University
  • University of Surrey
  • Stockholm University
  • James Madison University
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Memphis
  • La Trobe University
  • Purdue University
  • University of St. Gallen
  • Dickinson College
  • University of St Andrews
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Smith College
  • Malacaster College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Whitman College
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Texas at Tyler
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Texas Medical Center Library