Your participation supports an ever-growing number of institutions that are using acquisitions funds to make Humanities and Social Sciences titles 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. 

  • Opportunity for libraries to support the shift for HSS monographs and journals to Open Access
  • Enables libraries to contribute to fulfilling OA mandates in certain territories
  • The best way to get high quality books and journals at affordable prices 
  • Librarians have curated KU Select 2017 to give it a global appeal (40 acquisitions/collections librarians from 12 countries)
  • Flexible offering – pick and choose option available
  • Early invoicing possible upon request
  • Libraries will receive access to their own usage statistics
  • No embargo and Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free 
  • Libraries will receive high quality MARC records
  • 35% discount on purchases of other formats from publishers in recognition of KU participation
  • Involvement with the creation of future collections and steering KU by nominating and voting of the Library Steering Committee and Title Selection Committee.

You can view a list of all participating institutions on our website: 

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