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Knowledge Unlatched works with libraries and academic publishers to make selected books openly accessible. The model depends on libraries contributing to cover a publisher's costs on a book; when the cost-recovery goal is met, the book becomes open access. UC San Diego Library supports KU and our campus has the 10th highest global downloads of KU content!
KU also provides
Open Access Initiatives
U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum
In February 2013, OSTP directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within 1 year of publication and requiring researchers to better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research.
Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS)
CHORUS is a publisher-based initiative to"expand on the services publishers already employ to provide public access to scholarly content and do so in an even more comprehensive, streamlined manner."
Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have drafted a proposal, “SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)” (PDF), as a long-term solution for higher education to manage its digital assets. The proposal also serves as a response to the recent White House directive on public access to federally funded research and data. The three associations envision SHARE as a network of digital repositories at universities, libraries, and other research institutions across the US that will provide long-term public access to federally funded research articles and data.