KU Open Services


Making Open Access Work

KU Open Services helps publishers, librarians, and authors achieve greater impact for their OA titles, through efficient and effective management of the discoverability process and total transparency


Find out more about KU Open Services

  • Impact is as important for OA as for paywalled content
  • Greater impact can be achieved through improved discoverability
  • Improved discoverability relies on streamlined and effective workflows
  • Title visibility in leading hosting platforms, indexing databases, and archives
  • Easy importation into library catalogues
  • Measures to reduce double dipping
  • Complete transparency over the process and reliable data about the real impact of OA
  • KU titles are present in discovery systems DOAB, Google Scholar, ProQuest Serial Solutions, ExLibris (Primo Central), EBSCO Discovery Service, Knowledge Base, Worldcat and others
  • Titles are hosted at OAPEN, HathiTrust and JSTOR
  • Archiving with Portico and CLOCKKS
  • Quarterly reporting on usage data
  • Libraries provided with MARC records and direct push notification to 450+ KU libraries
  • One off fee per title €150 / $175 / £135


If you would like to know more, please get in touch with Max who'll be happy to discuss further


Partner Organisations

  • Academic Studies Press
  • Böhlau
  • The University of North Carolina Press
  • The University Press of Colorado
  • transcript Verlag
  • University Press of Hawaii
  • Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • V&R unipress

    "Open Access for books is one of the fastest growing segments in academic publishing. While Knowledge Unlatched is about generating financial support for OA from libraries, our new services focus on bridging the gap between publishers and libraries when it comes to vital flows of information.” - Sven Fund, CEO Knowledge Unlatched