Last week brought news of positive and interesting developments in the world of Open Access. Among them, a milestone in the development of DOAJ, an injection of cash for the Knowledge Unlatched project, Mikael Laakso’s new article on Green OA, and the digital collection of the British Library.
Knowledge Unlatched is an interesting Open Access initiative, which aims to build a platform to facilitate the cooperation between scholarly authors, publishers and libraries within an Open Access model. Knowledge Unlatched focuses on the key relationship between the publisher and the library. Publishers who agree to issue scholarly books (or ebooks) in the Open Access model would see Knowledge Unlatched bear the fixed costs associated with this process. In turn, the funds required for the project are provided by partner libraries. To achieve this goal Knowledge Unlatched recently launched its Pilot Collection.