(27 June 2017, Hong Kong) iGroup is partnering with Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a global initiative in which publishers and libraries collaborate to make books from the Humanities and Social Sciences freely available to readers around the world. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup.
“KU is the leading initiative in the Open Access space,” says Mr. Pote Lee, the founder and CEO of iGroup. “We are very glad to support and promote Knowledge Unlatched. It is an opportunity for us to work in the field of Open Access as well.”
“We are pleased that iGroup is supporting the Knowledge Unlatched team to promote Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences monographs, journals, and services in Asia – one of the vibrant parts of the world regarding Open Access,” says Sven Fund, Managing Director of Knowledge Unlatched.
Knowledge Unlatched has just started its latest pledging period and aims at unlatching 350 monographs and 21 journals as well as supporting Language Science Press.
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About Knowledge Unlatched:
Knowledge Unlatched is the largest independent Open Access initiative worldwide. KU brings together libraries who collaboratively pool funds to make Open Access possible. By now, more than 450 titles were made publicly available with more than 300 books and journals being on offer in the current pledging period, KU Select 2017. More about KU: http://knowledgeunlatched.org.