New KU Title Submission Guidelines for Publishers

These are new guidelines for file and metadata delivery, as part of the title unlatching process of Knowledge Unlatched

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KU Select Delivery

Regarding the KU Select model and any other collection where titles pass through a library selection process, basic metadata needs to be entered in the Knowledge Unlatched (KU) portal (app.knowledgeunlatched.org) for each submission, to successfully conduct the voting process.

Once the titles have been selected and the library pledging is closed, publishers will be asked to deliver files and metadata to the Open Research Library. The ingestion of titles may proceed via different channels. These include SFTP servers and CoreSource or BiblioVault.


SFTP Servers

SFTP servers will be provided by the KU team for each publisher to share ONIX messages and files. If you deliver metadata in a spreadsheet, please comply with the provided metadata template.

For connecting with our SFTP Server, you need an ftp client. There are some free tools available. We recommend Filezilla (https://filezilla-project.org/) or Cyberduck (https://cyberduck.io/).

The access credentials for the SFTP Server are the following:

Server name:              sftp.biblioboard.com

Account Name:          kunewbooks

Password:                  8PMsryz+8?VHD,/j


This is how you log in with the client:

 

Step 1: Click on the icon at the top left under "File" (see screenshot). A new window opens.

 

Step 2: Now click on the button "New site" in the lower left area. Give the server a name, for example "Knowledge Unlatched".

 

Step 3: Now enter the values on the right-hand side that you see in the screenshot:

  • Protocol: SFTP
  • Host: biblioboard.com
  • Port: 22
  • Logon Type: Normal
  • User: Access data you have received
  • Password: Password you have received

For Cyperduck it’s the same:

 


Coresource/Bibliovault

The ORL also works with content distributors like CoreSource or BiblioVault. If you deliver metadata in a spreadsheet, please comply with the provided metadata template.


The KU Select Unlatching Process

If the ISBN of an ingested title in the ORL matches with a record in the KU portal during an automatic internal check, the book will be marked as unlatched and the billing process initiated. Once unlatched, publishers receive an automatic email notification that will include further details on the payment process if applicable.

In case you have any questions on metadata requirements, title ingestion or would like to know more about additional recommendations on this topic, please get in touch directly with Pablo (pablo@knowledgeunlatched.org).


KU Partners Title Delivery

For titles from KU Partners, there shall be dedicated folders for KU Partners to upload metadata and files.

In case you have any questions on metadata requirements, title ingestion or would like to know more about additional recommendations on this topic, please get in touch directly with Pablo: pablo@knowledgeunlatched.org.

Written by Philipp Hess

Edited by Pablo Markin


Featured Image Credits: Oldschool Metadata, May 8, 2007 | © Courtesy of Erica Firment/Flickr.

Pablo Markin

Community Manager, Open Research Community