Welcome to the Spring 2022 issue of KU's newsletter.
As we do every year in May, we launched a new pledging round earlier this month, with a range of collections and models to help you support Open Access (OA) content and infrastruture.
Owing to the overwhelming support of last year's KU Focus Collection on Climate Change, this year we are offering not only a new collection of books on Climate Change but also another KU Focus Collection on Global Health.
We have also launched a brand new initiative designed to support researchers with insufficient access to funding and remain invested in what has worked well in the past, including four Subscribe-to-Open initiatives for journals and various book collections in collaboration with our partners. Our well-known collection, KU Select HSS Books, is still, of course, our core offering.
To help you understand the scope of this year's pledging options, we will hold a series of webinars soon, so be sure to register for the webinar in your region.
We look forward to another year of working together.
Alexandra, Archana, Carolina, Carolyn, Catherine, Elaine, Laurens, Max, Mirela, Neil, Olaf, Pablo, Wilson, and Sven
This year, KU is launching a model we hope will become standard across our collections. In partnership with the University of Michigan Press, we want researchers who have insufficient access to funding to participate in the global reach that OA publication affords. This new model will initially consist of at least 30 percent of this content but will expand in future years as it becomes established.
Featuring books from the fields of business and management, HR and organisation studies, economics, tourism and hospitality, property management and built environment, and other related fields, this package has a distinct focus on responding to and achieving the UN's SDGs, with a particular focus on SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
Key topics include: diversity, inclusion and gender and racial equity in the workplace; sustainable supply chains; supporting economic growth in developing countries; ending forced labour, modern slavery, and human trafficking; and more.
KU Portal or by getting in touch with their KU representative. The new collections may be browsed by subject on KU's homepage.