KU Select 2019 Books Libraries

 
 

KU Select 2019 Books Collection

  • 391 books available: 174 front list (October 2019-October 2020) and 217 backlist (2008-2018)
  • Participation from more than 50 leading scholarly publishers from 5 continents, including university presses, commercial publishers, and Open Access publishers
  • Curated by the KU Selection Committee consisting of 180 librarians
  • Covering subject areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine subject areas
  • Creative Commons licences - hosted by the Open Research Library, OAPEN, JSTOR and MUSEOpen and preserved by Portico.
  • Content discoverable via various systems including OCLC Worldcat, the Internet Archive, EBSCO, ProQuest/Ex Libris.
  • High Quality MARC Records will be provided by OCLC

KU Select 2019 HSS Books Collection

KU Select 2019 STEM Books Collection

343 HSS books:

  • 151 Frontlist titles (October 2019 - October 2020)
  • 192 Backlist titles (2008 - 2018)
  • Covering subject areas within the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Pledge your support for the full collection at a rate of $11,740 // €9,950 // £8,755
48 STEM books:

  • 23 Frontlist titles (October 2019 - October 2020)
  • 25 Backlist titles (2008 - 2018)
  • Covering subject areas within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Pledge your support for the full collection at a rate of $2,395 // €2,035 // £1,795
 

 

Find out more about the Book Collection

Titles in the KU Select 2019 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 HSS and STEM book titles Open Access. This model benefits both individual libraries and the wider community, by providing access to scholarly books 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
  • DRM-free titles
  • 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 KU Selection Committee
Pledge your participation for $59 (€50 / £44) per HSS frontlist book and $14,75 (€12,50 / £11) per HSS backlist book, by selecting either:
  • Full pledge: The complete KU Select 2019 HSS Books Collection of 343 titles (both frontlist and backlist) priced at $11,740 // €9,950 / £8,755 - with a minimum pledge of 90% of the total cost, or
  • Front list only: The KU Select 2019 HSS front list collection of 151 titles which costs $8,910 // €7,550 // £6,645 - with a minimum pledge of 90% of the total cost.
For the following regions KU offers differential pricing:
Please contact us to get your individual quote
Pledge your participation for $88,50 (€75 / £66) per STEM frontlist book and $14,75 (€12,50 / £11) per STEM backlist book, by selecting either:
  • Full pledge: The complete KU Select 2019 STEM Books Collection of 48 titles (both frontlist and backlist) priced at $2,395 // €2,035 / £1,795 - with a minimum pledge of 90% of the total cost, or
  • Front list only: The KU Select 2019 STEM front list collection of 23 titles which costs $2,025 // €1,725 // £1,520 - with a minimum pledge of 90% of the total cost.
For the following regions KU offers differential pricing:
Please contact us to get your individual quote



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Find out what the KU Select Book authors have to say

  • "Indeed the opportunity be part of the KU Collection was highly motivating -- it really inspired us to pursue excellence on all fronts and to make sure the project progressed as expediently as possible. We realized that if we could publish our book OA with KU, we could serve a very broad and diverse readership. We hope to reach students, scholars, people in professional sectors, and interested lay persons around the world. It also provides great relief to researchers, who no longer need to wait to 'get a book' but can jump into a text spontaneously, anywhere, anytime."
    Amy Rebecca Gansell, PhD
    CyberResearch in the Ancient Near East and Neighboring Regions - Brill (2018)
  • "By being a part of KU, my book will reach a much wider audience that it otherwise would with traditional publishing alone. But I also hope that my participation in the program will, in some small way, help raise awareness about OA possibilities for others in my field. The more research that is OA, the better it is for all of us!"
    Bradley Irish
    Emotions in the Tudor Court - Northwestern University Press (2018)
  • "It is wonderful that academic books (which often come at a high price) are being made freely available to anyone who is interested. I'd obviously be delighted if people found my research to be useful. So I hope that the KU Program goes from strength to strength".
    Catherine O'Brien
    Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy - Bloomsbury (2018)
 
 

 

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