KU has a fully transparent model for KU Select, and its costs are financed by a management fee of 15% which is split between publishers and libraries, with each paying 7.5%. In addition to personnel and material costs, operational and outreach costs arise from arranging cost-effective arrangements with library consortia. All of these costs are already included in the unlatching fees. There are no other additional costs apart from VAT and sales taxes which will be added as applicable.

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