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    • 1. Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your book is about?

      The book is co-authored by myself, Bálint Magyar and a young colleague of mine, Bálint Madlovics. I’m a sociologist and Research Fellow at the Financial Research Institute in Budapest. Formerly, I was an activist of the Hungarian anti-communist dissident movement, founder of the liberal party of Hungary (SZDSZ), Member of the Hungarian Parliament for twenty years, and Minister of Education twice. I’ve written and edited numerous books on post-communist regimes since 2013. My co-author, Madlovics is a political scientist and economist. He contributed a chapter to one of my edited volumes on Hungary, and has co-authored past and upcoming publications on post-communist regimes since 2015.

      Our book is a comprehensive attempt to break with the traditional analysis of post-communist regimes. Our starting point is that after the collapse of the Soviet Union the newly gained dominance of liberal democracy as a political regime was accompanied by a new dominance of liberal democracy as a descriptive language. Concepts of political science, sociology, and economics which had been developed for the analysis of western-type polities were applied to the various phenomena in the newly liberated countries. We argue that the language of liberal democracies blurs the understanding of the current state of post-communism. Using the same analytical categories for the western and the post-communist region inevitably resulted in conceptual stretching and brings in a host of hidden presumptions, many of which simply do not hold for post-communist countries. In the book, we try to systemically renew the vocabulary of the analysis of post-communist regimes. We have created categories as well as a whole new grammar for the region’s political, economic, and social phenomena. At the same time, we tried to create a book that is user-friendly: with a large number of tables, figures, and bullet points to facilitate usage.


      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Our publisher, CEU Press nominated us for the KU Select List in 2020. We are particularly grateful to the team of the Press who urged us to take the opportunity that KU offers. Indeed, there was no need for much persuasion; we were exhilarated to hear about KU, its mission, and to learn that our book has a chance to reach so many people worldwide.


      3. What was your motivation to join to publish your book OA and be part of the Knowledge Unlatched Collection?

      It’s natural that if someone has something to say about a topic they want to reach as many people as possible. I also highly value the dissemination of knowledge as a former Minister of Education. At the same time, I can see the crisis of traditional publishing which results in a lower number of copies sold, and so on. A vicious circle, causing many books of value to be ‘buried alive’. Open access is a way to solve this problem. KU combines the benefits of costly publishing and the widest accessibility, to intellectual goods. Being part of the Knowledge Unlatched Collection means our book won’t be buried but people all around the world can read it at once.


      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Program?

      KU provides invaluable help in enabling the newer options of disseminating knowledge. Our book is accompanied by a website, which contains additional material including a variety of seminars with PPTs and a 3D model for post-communist regime trajectories. Making these, as well as the text of the book freely available, courtesy of libraries supporting KU, makes the multifunctionality of access an achievable goal. With the help of the KU Program, I’d like to see our work to be available to everyone who may want to use it: the poor and the rich, students and professors, academia and the general public.

      Bálint Magyar
      The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Conceptual Framework | CEU Press
    • Assistant Librarian | Social Sciences Librarian | Miami University Libraries
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am the Social Sciences librarian at Miami University. I serve as the liaison to the gerontology, psychology, sociology and speech pathology and audiology departments. I assist these departments by managing their library collection, teaching courses, and more.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Miami University Libraries has been participating in KU for some time. My colleague forwarded me an email from KU requesting title selectors in social sciences and STEM. I was interested in supporting the effort.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      I was interested in assisting the growth of access to valid and reliable scholarly resources.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I hope to lend my subject knowledge and expertise to benefit the growth of access to quality resources in the areas of social sciences and medicine.

      Anna Liss Jacobsen
    • Life Sciences Librarian | Imperial College London
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      My role is to provide support for the learning, teaching and research activities of the Life Sciences Department at Imperial College London. This includes promoting all aspects of the Library and its services and assisting with collection development as well as leading teaching sessions. I’m available to help staff and students with database searching, referencing and issues surrounding plagiarism.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      I’ve been aware of KU for some time as a key player in the OA world but have become more interested in your work lately as you’ve been moving towards including STEM titles for the first time.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      I’m keen to help the project and also interested to see which books are chosen for selection, it may be an opportunity for me to be introduced to relevant books I haven’t been aware of before.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      It will be useful for my role in collection management to be introduced to new titles and hopefully my background in Life Sciences librarianship will help to ensure the best titles are selected for the next round of unlatching.

      Elizabeth Killeen
    • Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am the librarian in the Library of Science for the Faculty of Science of Radboud University. The Library of Science is part of the University Library of the University. More information on the library and the science disciplines we represent can be found on our special website. Among others I am responsible for the literature budget, subscriptions and purchase of books for the faculty. A lot is changing these days. The digital library is growing and open access publishing is becoming increasingly common. We are very excited to support education and research in the Faculty of Science using new and/or changed ways to find and re-use academic information.mic information.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      I take part in national open access discussing groups in which the initiative was introduced and discussed.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      Knowledge Unlatched is a good initiative and helps making open access publishing more common and acceptable. It is good to explore a broader scope; make it interesting for more disciplines.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      Making a movement from the science disciplines towards open access publishing also through Knowledge Unlatched.

      Gonny Kremers
    • Coordinator, Office of Scholarly Communication JHU Libraries | Johns Hopkins University
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am a life sciences librarian who has moved gradually into scholarly communication. My new position as Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication focuses on preparing the outreach around a new open access policy here at Hopkins. The rest of my energies are devoted to getting my arms around all the work the JH Libraries do around scholarly communication and help us do it more efficiently and effectively.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      The Associate Director of Collections has been interested since the start of Knowledge Unlatched. She has always shared information about KU with the selectors and myself. Any efforts to make academic books openly available is of interest to both of us.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      The addition of STEM books to your lists was the motivation. My life sciences background allows me to evaluate STEM books. My opinion on humanities and social sciences books would be less useful.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I want a strong collection of STEM books to join the other collections KU has made available.

      Robin N. Sinn
    • Liaison Librarian The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am a liaison librarian at the University of British Columbia Library. In my role as liaison in digital humanities (DH) at Koerner Library, I’m helping faculty and students learn about the potential of using digital technology to further their findings and research that could not easily be done with just print materials. I am also the liaison to Asian Studies and English Literature and Languages.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Our institution UBC is one of the supporters of KU. One of my colleagues has been on the KU selection committee in previous years and she recommended that I join the committee, particularly with my background as a humanities librarian.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      I feel libraries have a duty to bring scholarship for a wider audience is important that open access be part of the equation. KU is an integral component and its current model of crowdfunding is an excellent example of how publishers and libraries can work creatively together.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I hope to bring my expertise as a bibliographer of the humanities to the selection committee, particularly with a point of view from a Canadian institution.

    • Head of Education and Research Support | University of Groningen Library
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      Having a background as a researcher in the field of General Linguistics, I started working for the University of Groningen Library as an information specialist for modern foreign languages, linguistics, and communication studies in Spring 2002. Since then, I have fulfilled several positions within our Library, a.o. head of the libraries for Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Business, Spatial Sciences, and Science and Engineering. Currently, I am the head of the department of Education and Research Support and of the Special Collections department. My job consists of representing the library in the faculty library commmittees of the faculties mentioned above and service innovation for those faculties.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Our library has supported KU for the last couple of years and a colleague of mine received an email stating that KU was looking for people that could help with the selection of titles. That is how I got involved with KU.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      Being a firm advocate of Open Access, I greatly welcome the work KU does to make scientific publication available without paywall restrictions. There is a great need for Open Access materials, both in research and in education. Therefore, KU can play a key role in opening up science and making its output available to students, staff, and the general public without costs of access.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      Along the line of the plead for Open Access above, the impact I expect (and hope for) is more educational material for our students and staff without having to pay copyright fees.

      Rienk Withaar
    • Collections Analyst and Strategist | Social Sciences and Management | MIT Libraries
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I’m a Collections Strategist, supporting social science and management collections at MIT Libraries. I’m also a Collections Analyst responsible for supporting the data analysis of the MIT Libraries’ collections. At MIT Libraries our work is focused on transforming scholarly communications toward openness and increased access, and we use the values of diversity, inclusion and social justice as a lens for framing collections decisions.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      MIT has supported KU for a number of years.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      MIT’s mission includes bringing knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. Helping to create the Knowledge Unlatched collections is one way of fulfilling this mission. I want to influence the KU collections to include titles that will inform solutions to the world’s great challenges.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I would like the KU collections to include books that address global issues of public health, the environment and social justice, and that include authors from the global south and other marginalized voices.

      Deborah Lenares
    • " Working on this book has been a really rewarding experience. I'll be happy to work with IntechOpen again. "
    • " Thank you for this excellent collaboration. I was surprised to see how many times it was downloaded just in the first two days. "
      Dr. Eliska Potlukova
      Yale University, United States of America / Charles University, Czech Republic
    • " It has been a pleasure working with your organization. I found it very organized and your step-by-step method appeared to be very effective. "
      Dr. Daniel Simmons
      University of Delaware, United States of America
    • "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)
    • "Pour soutenir l'Open Access et la bibliodiversité (notre établissement a signé l'Appel de Jussieu), tout en sachant que les ouvrages libérés intéressent nos publics à la marge."
      Claire Nguyen
      Université Paris-Dauphine
    • "Nous avons décidé de soutenir le projet parce que c’est dans notre politique de supporter le libre accès."
      Carolle Blais
      Université du Québec à Montréal
    • "Depuis quelques années la BU du Havre est moteur pour promouvoir l'open access au sein de l'université. Avec l'ouverture officielle d'un portail HAL pour la Normandie, l'institution est désormais également bien engagée dans cette voie. En 2018 la BU a souhaité s'abonner à l'offre OpenEdition freemium pour apporter un soutien concret à l'édition scientifique ouverte. La participation au projet OpenEdition Books Select est une autre façon de soutenir la publication en open access, de façon collective, concrète et immédiatement visible. Et pour une bibliothèque qui a la mission traditionnelle de conserver des livres, quoi de plus tentant que de contribuer à en libérer quelques-uns?..."
      Hélène Coste
      Université le Havre Normandie
    • “Nous avons décidé de soutenir le projet OpenEdition Books select car nous voulons contribuer au développement des politiques de libération de contenu scientifique. Cette année nous avons pu modifier nos abonnements, pour pouvoir contribuer plus largement aux projets d'Open Access et au même titre que nous avons rejoint le groupement de commandes Open edition Journals, nous souhaitions rejoindre Open Books.”
      Louise Beraud-Le Franc
      Université de La Rochelle
    • “La contribution du Service des bibliothèques de l’Université de Strasbourg à ce projet de financement participatif traduit la volonté politique de l’université de soutenir la science ouverte. Il s’agit pour nous d’encourager concrètement un modèle alternatif et innovant de publication scientifique à travers le financement en amont d'ouvrages de recherche dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales, qui plus est en langue française, afin d’en permettre la diffusion en open access. Nous nous inscrivons ainsi activement dans la dynamique de l’Appel de Jussieu pour la science ouverte et la bibliodiversité qui a été signé par l’Unistra ainsi que dans le Plan national pour la science ouverte.”
      Daphné Célet
      Université de Strasbourg
    • "L'université Bordeaux Montaigne est engagée de plusieurs années pour le soutien et la mise en œuvre de la science ouverte: Mise en place des dépôts en archive ouverte, vote du conseil d'administration en faveur de l'appel de Jussieu, partenariats Presses universitaires/service de la documentation pour l'accompagnement des projets de publications de livres en libre accès, abonnements de soutien (Erudit, DOAJ). L'évolution des modèles économiques de la documentation numérique de l'abonnement ou l'achat, vers une forme de subventionnement, de soutien financier collectif, nous apparaît comme un modèle durable, en accord avec nos idéaux d'accès numérique. Les bibliothèques de l'université achètent par ailleurs régulièrement depuis plusieurs années les livres de la plateforme Open Edition en freemium, convaincues que nous sommes que le modèle économique est adapté à la chaîne de diffusion de la recherche scientifique. La monographie est pour les disciplines de nos chercheurs un support très important, et il nous semblait nécessaire de soutenir une évolution de ce support incontournable vers le numérique et le libre accès. C'est donc tout naturellement que nous avons participé à financement participation pour la libération des livres de recherche francophones sur la plateforme OpenEditions. Nous sommes particulièrement heureux de poursuivre ainsi notre action de constitution de collections de qualité en accès libre."
      Service commun documentation (SCD)
      l’Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
    • "Sharing data and methods is one of the pillars of scholarly inquiry. The knowledge created by scholars belongs to everyone, and open access publications are a major pathway to realizing that ideal. Language Science Press, together with Knowledge Unlatched, provides an excellent way for us to make our findings available to the global public."
      Professor Steven Pinker
      Harvard University
    • "Language Science Press is setting a standard for freely accessible articles and books that are carefully reviewed."
      Professor Adele E. Goldberg
      Princeton University
    • "Very pleased to learn about this fine initiative, a most valuable way to bring to the general public the results of scholarly work. It's a cliché, but true, that we all stand on the shoulders of giants, and rely on the cultural wealth provided to everyone by past generations. It is only proper that the public should gain access to whatever contemporary scholarship can contribute, and the ideas outlined here seem to be a very promising way to realize this ideal."
      Professor Noam Chomsky
      MIT
    • "Language Science Press is one of the most progressive academic publishers. At PaperHive, we share their vision that openness and collaboration are the foundations of an efficient, transparent, and sustainable research process. It is a pleasure to work with them on innovative solutions that make this process run smoothly."
      Dr. André Gaul
      CEO PaperHive
    • Deeply impressed with the simplicity and elegance of the original concept, with the daring scope of the project, bringing together libraries, publishers and other organisations from around the world, and with the highly successful outcome of the pilot phase that tested the concept.
      The jury of the IFLA/Brill Award for Open Access
    • From the point of view of a participating university, Knowledge Unlatched offers the prospect of arresting the downward spiral in monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences, providing Open Access to Humanities monograph titles, and a new model in collaboration between research institutions and publishers. It acknowledges the special problems in these disciplines, which have seen a real and challenging decline in the opportunities for scholars to be recognised through the publishing of their research, through no fault or deficiency of their own, but rather a market tension which the existing business model shows no prospect of resolving. A new business model is needed. KU offers this and it will be an exciting development in which to participate.
      Professor Tom Cochrane
      Queensland University of Technology
    • Knowledge Unlatched represents an important effort to relieve the pressure on library budgets while at the same time benefiting publishers and promoting open access. An impossible task? Not at all. Knowledge Unlatched has a sound business plan and a pragmatic strategy for success. If, as I hope, it succeeds, it will change the world of learning.’
      Professor Robert Darnton
      Harvard University Library
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      Themeforest
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    • 1. Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your book is about?

      The book is co-authored by myself, Bálint Magyar and a young colleague of mine, Bálint Madlovics. I’m a sociologist and Research Fellow at the Financial Research Institute in Budapest. Formerly, I was an activist of the Hungarian anti-communist dissident movement, founder of the liberal party of Hungary (SZDSZ), Member of the Hungarian Parliament for twenty years, and Minister of Education twice. I’ve written and edited numerous books on post-communist regimes since 2013. My co-author, Madlovics is a political scientist and economist. He contributed a chapter to one of my edited volumes on Hungary, and has co-authored past and upcoming publications on post-communist regimes since 2015.

      Our book is a comprehensive attempt to break with the traditional analysis of post-communist regimes. Our starting point is that after the collapse of the Soviet Union the newly gained dominance of liberal democracy as a political regime was accompanied by a new dominance of liberal democracy as a descriptive language. Concepts of political science, sociology, and economics which had been developed for the analysis of western-type polities were applied to the various phenomena in the newly liberated countries. We argue that the language of liberal democracies blurs the understanding of the current state of post-communism. Using the same analytical categories for the western and the post-communist region inevitably resulted in conceptual stretching and brings in a host of hidden presumptions, many of which simply do not hold for post-communist countries. In the book, we try to systemically renew the vocabulary of the analysis of post-communist regimes. We have created categories as well as a whole new grammar for the region’s political, economic, and social phenomena. At the same time, we tried to create a book that is user-friendly: with a large number of tables, figures, and bullet points to facilitate usage.


      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Our publisher, CEU Press nominated us for the KU Select List in 2020. We are particularly grateful to the team of the Press who urged us to take the opportunity that KU offers. Indeed, there was no need for much persuasion; we were exhilarated to hear about KU, its mission, and to learn that our book has a chance to reach so many people worldwide.


      3. What was your motivation to join to publish your book OA and be part of the Knowledge Unlatched Collection?

      It’s natural that if someone has something to say about a topic they want to reach as many people as possible. I also highly value the dissemination of knowledge as a former Minister of Education. At the same time, I can see the crisis of traditional publishing which results in a lower number of copies sold, and so on. A vicious circle, causing many books of value to be ‘buried alive’. Open access is a way to solve this problem. KU combines the benefits of costly publishing and the widest accessibility, to intellectual goods. Being part of the Knowledge Unlatched Collection means our book won’t be buried but people all around the world can read it at once.


      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Program?

      KU provides invaluable help in enabling the newer options of disseminating knowledge. Our book is accompanied by a website, which contains additional material including a variety of seminars with PPTs and a 3D model for post-communist regime trajectories. Making these, as well as the text of the book freely available, courtesy of libraries supporting KU, makes the multifunctionality of access an achievable goal. With the help of the KU Program, I’d like to see our work to be available to everyone who may want to use it: the poor and the rich, students and professors, academia and the general public.

      Bálint Magyar
      The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Conceptual Framework | CEU Press
    • Assistant Librarian | Social Sciences Librarian | Miami University Libraries
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am the Social Sciences librarian at Miami University. I serve as the liaison to the gerontology, psychology, sociology and speech pathology and audiology departments. I assist these departments by managing their library collection, teaching courses, and more.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Miami University Libraries has been participating in KU for some time. My colleague forwarded me an email from KU requesting title selectors in social sciences and STEM. I was interested in supporting the effort.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      I was interested in assisting the growth of access to valid and reliable scholarly resources.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I hope to lend my subject knowledge and expertise to benefit the growth of access to quality resources in the areas of social sciences and medicine.

      Anna Liss Jacobsen
    • Life Sciences Librarian | Imperial College London
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      My role is to provide support for the learning, teaching and research activities of the Life Sciences Department at Imperial College London. This includes promoting all aspects of the Library and its services and assisting with collection development as well as leading teaching sessions. I’m available to help staff and students with database searching, referencing and issues surrounding plagiarism.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      I’ve been aware of KU for some time as a key player in the OA world but have become more interested in your work lately as you’ve been moving towards including STEM titles for the first time.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      I’m keen to help the project and also interested to see which books are chosen for selection, it may be an opportunity for me to be introduced to relevant books I haven’t been aware of before.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      It will be useful for my role in collection management to be introduced to new titles and hopefully my background in Life Sciences librarianship will help to ensure the best titles are selected for the next round of unlatching.

      Elizabeth Killeen
    • Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am the librarian in the Library of Science for the Faculty of Science of Radboud University. The Library of Science is part of the University Library of the University. More information on the library and the science disciplines we represent can be found on our special website. Among others I am responsible for the literature budget, subscriptions and purchase of books for the faculty. A lot is changing these days. The digital library is growing and open access publishing is becoming increasingly common. We are very excited to support education and research in the Faculty of Science using new and/or changed ways to find and re-use academic information.mic information.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      I take part in national open access discussing groups in which the initiative was introduced and discussed.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      Knowledge Unlatched is a good initiative and helps making open access publishing more common and acceptable. It is good to explore a broader scope; make it interesting for more disciplines.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      Making a movement from the science disciplines towards open access publishing also through Knowledge Unlatched.

      Gonny Kremers
    • Coordinator, Office of Scholarly Communication JHU Libraries | Johns Hopkins University
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am a life sciences librarian who has moved gradually into scholarly communication. My new position as Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication focuses on preparing the outreach around a new open access policy here at Hopkins. The rest of my energies are devoted to getting my arms around all the work the JH Libraries do around scholarly communication and help us do it more efficiently and effectively.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      The Associate Director of Collections has been interested since the start of Knowledge Unlatched. She has always shared information about KU with the selectors and myself. Any efforts to make academic books openly available is of interest to both of us.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      The addition of STEM books to your lists was the motivation. My life sciences background allows me to evaluate STEM books. My opinion on humanities and social sciences books would be less useful.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I want a strong collection of STEM books to join the other collections KU has made available.

      Robin N. Sinn
    • Liaison Librarian The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I am a liaison librarian at the University of British Columbia Library. In my role as liaison in digital humanities (DH) at Koerner Library, I’m helping faculty and students learn about the potential of using digital technology to further their findings and research that could not easily be done with just print materials. I am also the liaison to Asian Studies and English Literature and Languages.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Our institution UBC is one of the supporters of KU. One of my colleagues has been on the KU selection committee in previous years and she recommended that I join the committee, particularly with my background as a humanities librarian.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      I feel libraries have a duty to bring scholarship for a wider audience is important that open access be part of the equation. KU is an integral component and its current model of crowdfunding is an excellent example of how publishers and libraries can work creatively together.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I hope to bring my expertise as a bibliographer of the humanities to the selection committee, particularly with a point of view from a Canadian institution.

    • Head of Education and Research Support | University of Groningen Library
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      Having a background as a researcher in the field of General Linguistics, I started working for the University of Groningen Library as an information specialist for modern foreign languages, linguistics, and communication studies in Spring 2002. Since then, I have fulfilled several positions within our Library, a.o. head of the libraries for Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Business, Spatial Sciences, and Science and Engineering. Currently, I am the head of the department of Education and Research Support and of the Special Collections department. My job consists of representing the library in the faculty library commmittees of the faculties mentioned above and service innovation for those faculties.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      Our library has supported KU for the last couple of years and a colleague of mine received an email stating that KU was looking for people that could help with the selection of titles. That is how I got involved with KU.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      Being a firm advocate of Open Access, I greatly welcome the work KU does to make scientific publication available without paywall restrictions. There is a great need for Open Access materials, both in research and in education. Therefore, KU can play a key role in opening up science and making its output available to students, staff, and the general public without costs of access.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      Along the line of the plead for Open Access above, the impact I expect (and hope for) is more educational material for our students and staff without having to pay copyright fees.

      Rienk Withaar
    • Collections Analyst and Strategist | Social Sciences and Management | MIT Libraries
      1.Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and what your job mostly consists of?

      I’m a Collections Strategist, supporting social science and management collections at MIT Libraries. I’m also a Collections Analyst responsible for supporting the data analysis of the MIT Libraries’ collections. At MIT Libraries our work is focused on transforming scholarly communications toward openness and increased access, and we use the values of diversity, inclusion and social justice as a lens for framing collections decisions.

      2. How did you get to know Knowledge Unlatched and how are you in contact with us?

      MIT has supported KU for a number of years.

      3. What was your motivation to join the Title Selection Committee of Knowledge Unlatched?

      MIT’s mission includes bringing knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. Helping to create the Knowledge Unlatched collections is one way of fulfilling this mission. I want to influence the KU collections to include titles that will inform solutions to the world’s great challenges.

      4. And leading on from the last question, what would you like to see as an impact from your participation in the KU Title Selection Committee?

      I would like the KU collections to include books that address global issues of public health, the environment and social justice, and that include authors from the global south and other marginalized voices.

      Deborah Lenares
    • Dr. Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
      " Working on this book has been a really rewarding experience. I'll be happy to work with IntechOpen again. "
    • Dr. Eliska Potlukova
      " Thank you for this excellent collaboration. I was surprised to see how many times it was downloaded just in the first two days. "
      Dr. Eliska Potlukova
      Yale University, United States of America / Charles University, Czech Republic
    • Dr. Daniel Simmons
      " It has been a pleasure working with your organization. I found it very organized and your step-by-step method appeared to be very effective. "
      Dr. Daniel Simmons
      University of Delaware, United States of America
    • "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)
    • "Pour soutenir l'Open Access et la bibliodiversité (notre établissement a signé l'Appel de Jussieu), tout en sachant que les ouvrages libérés intéressent nos publics à la marge."
      Claire Nguyen
      Université Paris-Dauphine
    • "Nous avons décidé de soutenir le projet parce que c’est dans notre politique de supporter le libre accès."
      Carolle Blais
      Université du Québec à Montréal
    • "Depuis quelques années la BU du Havre est moteur pour promouvoir l'open access au sein de l'université. Avec l'ouverture officielle d'un portail HAL pour la Normandie, l'institution est désormais également bien engagée dans cette voie. En 2018 la BU a souhaité s'abonner à l'offre OpenEdition freemium pour apporter un soutien concret à l'édition scientifique ouverte. La participation au projet OpenEdition Books Select est une autre façon de soutenir la publication en open access, de façon collective, concrète et immédiatement visible. Et pour une bibliothèque qui a la mission traditionnelle de conserver des livres, quoi de plus tentant que de contribuer à en libérer quelques-uns?..."
      Hélène Coste
      Université le Havre Normandie
    • “Nous avons décidé de soutenir le projet OpenEdition Books select car nous voulons contribuer au développement des politiques de libération de contenu scientifique. Cette année nous avons pu modifier nos abonnements, pour pouvoir contribuer plus largement aux projets d'Open Access et au même titre que nous avons rejoint le groupement de commandes Open edition Journals, nous souhaitions rejoindre Open Books.”
      Louise Beraud-Le Franc
      Université de La Rochelle
    • “La contribution du Service des bibliothèques de l’Université de Strasbourg à ce projet de financement participatif traduit la volonté politique de l’université de soutenir la science ouverte. Il s’agit pour nous d’encourager concrètement un modèle alternatif et innovant de publication scientifique à travers le financement en amont d'ouvrages de recherche dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales, qui plus est en langue française, afin d’en permettre la diffusion en open access. Nous nous inscrivons ainsi activement dans la dynamique de l’Appel de Jussieu pour la science ouverte et la bibliodiversité qui a été signé par l’Unistra ainsi que dans le Plan national pour la science ouverte.”
      Daphné Célet
      Université de Strasbourg
    • "L'université Bordeaux Montaigne est engagée de plusieurs années pour le soutien et la mise en œuvre de la science ouverte: Mise en place des dépôts en archive ouverte, vote du conseil d'administration en faveur de l'appel de Jussieu, partenariats Presses universitaires/service de la documentation pour l'accompagnement des projets de publications de livres en libre accès, abonnements de soutien (Erudit, DOAJ). L'évolution des modèles économiques de la documentation numérique de l'abonnement ou l'achat, vers une forme de subventionnement, de soutien financier collectif, nous apparaît comme un modèle durable, en accord avec nos idéaux d'accès numérique. Les bibliothèques de l'université achètent par ailleurs régulièrement depuis plusieurs années les livres de la plateforme Open Edition en freemium, convaincues que nous sommes que le modèle économique est adapté à la chaîne de diffusion de la recherche scientifique. La monographie est pour les disciplines de nos chercheurs un support très important, et il nous semblait nécessaire de soutenir une évolution de ce support incontournable vers le numérique et le libre accès. C'est donc tout naturellement que nous avons participé à financement participation pour la libération des livres de recherche francophones sur la plateforme OpenEditions. Nous sommes particulièrement heureux de poursuivre ainsi notre action de constitution de collections de qualité en accès libre."
      Service commun documentation (SCD)
      l’Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
    • "Sharing data and methods is one of the pillars of scholarly inquiry. The knowledge created by scholars belongs to everyone, and open access publications are a major pathway to realizing that ideal. Language Science Press, together with Knowledge Unlatched, provides an excellent way for us to make our findings available to the global public."
      Professor Steven Pinker
      Harvard University
    • "Language Science Press is setting a standard for freely accessible articles and books that are carefully reviewed."
      Professor Adele E. Goldberg
      Princeton University
    • "Very pleased to learn about this fine initiative, a most valuable way to bring to the general public the results of scholarly work. It's a cliché, but true, that we all stand on the shoulders of giants, and rely on the cultural wealth provided to everyone by past generations. It is only proper that the public should gain access to whatever contemporary scholarship can contribute, and the ideas outlined here seem to be a very promising way to realize this ideal."
      Professor Noam Chomsky
      MIT
    • "Language Science Press is one of the most progressive academic publishers. At PaperHive, we share their vision that openness and collaboration are the foundations of an efficient, transparent, and sustainable research process. It is a pleasure to work with them on innovative solutions that make this process run smoothly."
      Dr. André Gaul
      CEO PaperHive
    • The jury of the IFLA/Brill Award for Open Access
      Deeply impressed with the simplicity and elegance of the original concept, with the daring scope of the project, bringing together libraries, publishers and other organisations from around the world, and with the highly successful outcome of the pilot phase that tested the concept.
      The jury of the IFLA/Brill Award for Open Access
    • Professor Tom Cochrane
      From the point of view of a participating university, Knowledge Unlatched offers the prospect of arresting the downward spiral in monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences, providing Open Access to Humanities monograph titles, and a new model in collaboration between research institutions and publishers. It acknowledges the special problems in these disciplines, which have seen a real and challenging decline in the opportunities for scholars to be recognised through the publishing of their research, through no fault or deficiency of their own, but rather a market tension which the existing business model shows no prospect of resolving. A new business model is needed. KU offers this and it will be an exciting development in which to participate.
      Professor Tom Cochrane
      Queensland University of Technology
    • Professor Robert Darnton
      Knowledge Unlatched represents an important effort to relieve the pressure on library budgets while at the same time benefiting publishers and promoting open access. An impossible task? Not at all. Knowledge Unlatched has a sound business plan and a pragmatic strategy for success. If, as I hope, it succeeds, it will change the world of learning.’
      Professor Robert Darnton
      Harvard University Library
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      Themeforest
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      Muffin Group