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Knowledge Unlatched announces pilot collection, libraries needed! | No Shelf Required


Knowledge Unlatched announces pilot collection, libraries needed! | No Shelf Required.

Now here’s a real test of librarians’ desire to “free information”…If 200 libraries pledge a maximum of $1,680 to “unlatch” a collection, all 28 titles will be available not only for those librarie’s patrons, but for everyone.  In the world.

Should we bite?  Publishers are mostly university presses, but I’m not sure of the value of the 28 titles.  I know it’s a pilot, but it’s also a gamble.  Should we put our money where our mouth is?  Or should we continue to look after our own patron’s first (and only)?

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