KU Select

 

KU Select

Welcome to our KU Select Books & Journals Section

How does it work?


  • The KU Select programme raises funds to finance the unlatching of monographs and journals in HSS and STEM
  • The library community comes together to collectively fund the unlatching process
  • Titles for KU Select are not chosen by us or publishers but by the library community, through the Title Selection Committee
  • We welcome any and all feedback from librarians: KU is designed to benefit the library community as a whole and we continuously adapt our model to best suit their needs

 
 

 

Why should libraries participate and pledge?


Your participation supports an ever-growing number of institutions that are using acquisitions funds to make HSS and STEM books and journals Open Access in a way that is less expensive than the purchase of single print copies and/or e-books – and you are bringing benefit to the whole world of scholarly communications.
 
  • Supporting libraries play a very active role in Open Access and can help to shape the future OA landscape
  • OA content is made available free of charge and free of restrictions to users all over the world, including in regions where users find it difficult to access relevant content
  • Supporting libraries can also save money by migrating costs and budget from traditional acquisition models, into Open Access models
  • Peer-reviewed quality content is assured thanks to the curation of the KU Select Books collections by the KU Title Selection Committee consisting of over 160 librarians from all over the world
  • The KU model supports libraries in developing their OA strategy in regions where OA mandates are in place or planned
  • Support your own researchers by offering them publishing opportunities free of any charges, and contribute to Open Access models free of any author-facing-charges, for anyone, worldwide
  • The average price of the KU Select books is less per library compared to book purchased through traditional models
  • Save money and/or migrate budget for your institution by supporting the KU journals model rather than paying for subscriptions and/or your researchers paying Article Processing Charges (APCs)

 
 

What are the benefits to libraries?

  • Flexible offering – pick and choose and/or Frontlist Only options available
  • Tiered pricing available in some territories based on regional classifications
  • Early invoicing possible upon request
  • Quarterly usage statistics available for the IP range of the institution
  • Geolocational data for the region, from a number of platforms.
  • All content is available DRM-free
  • High quality MARC records provided by OCLC, archiving by CLOCKSS and Portico
  • Involvement with the creation of future KU collections and models
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    Our Collections

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    Participating Libraries 2018

    See all the institutions, that have already participated in this year's collections of KU!

     
    University of South Australia Library
    Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (Royal Library of Belgium)
    KU Leuven - 2 Bergen
    Universiteit Antwerpen
    MacEwan University
    McGill University
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Simon Fraser University
    University of Guelph
    ASLAN
    CNRS-Fédération de Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques
    L'Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot
    Université de Bordeaux
    Université de Lille I
    Université de Lorraine
    Université de Tours Bibliothèque Universitaire section Lettres Sciences humaines
    Bergische Universität Wuppertal
    Bundesministerium der Verteidigung
    Forschungszentrum Jülich
    Georg-August-Universität (University of Göttingen)
    Goethe-Universität-Frankfurt/M (University of Frankfurt am Main)
    Max Planck Digital Library
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) (Ruhr University Bochum)
    Sächsische Landesbibliothek Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB)
    ULB Düsseldorf (University and State Library Düsseldorf)
    Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster (University of Munster)
    Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln (University of Cologne)
    Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld (University of Bielefeld)
    Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
    Universitätsbibliothek Konstanz (University of Konstanz)
    Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig (University of Leipzig)
    Universitätsbibliothek Mainz
    Tilburg University
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Hanyang University, Seoul
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    Göteborg University/Gothenburg University
    Stockholm University Library
    Universitätsbibliothek St. Gallen (University of St. Gallen)
    Imperial College London
    Loughborough University
    SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London
    University of Bath
    University of Exeter
    University of Surrey
    University of Sussex
    University of the West of England
    Bates College
    Boston College
    Bowdoin College
    Brown University
    California State University, Channel Islands
    California State University, Long Beach
    Central Michigan University
    Colby College
    Cornell University
    DePaul University
    Dickinson College
    Gettysburg College
    Harvard University
    Iowa State University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kenyon College
    Macalester College
    Mount Holyoke College
    Northwestern University
    Ohio State University-Main Campus
    Purdue University
    Rutgers University
    Saint Edward's University
    Santa Clara University
    Smith College
    University of Arizona
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    University of California Santa Barbara
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of Florida
    University of Iowa
    University of Kansas
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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