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New scholarly monographs in humanities and social sciences available soon in open access

Knowledge Unlatched makes 343 new humanities and social sciences scholarly monographs available in Open Access.

Through the successful international initiative Knowledge Unlatched almost 270 libraries from 21 countries, including Leiden University Libraries, have financed 343 scholarly monographs from prominent university and academic publishers. These scholarly monographs will soon be available in Open Access. Libraries demonstrate in this way they can lower the publishing cost of books by converting their acquisitions budget into a shared cost model. Leiden University Press makes the following monographs available through this initiative:

  • The Journal of Three Months' Walk in Persia by John Compton Pyne (1884), Russell Harris (ed), Marjan Afsharian (ed)
  • Father of Persian Verse: Rudaki and his Poetry by Sassan  Tabatabai
  • Local Portraiture: Through the Lens of the 19th Century Iranian Photographers by Carmen  Pérez González
  • One Word - Yak Kaleme: 19th-Century Persian Treatise introducing Western Codified Law, Asghar Seyed-Gohrab (ed)
  • The Story of Barzu: As Told by Two Storytellers from Boysun, Uzbekistan, Ravshan Rahmoni (ed), Gabrielle van den Berg (ed)

Titles
The titles from all publishers can be found on: Knowledge Unlatched KU Select 2016. As soon as the new monographs are published they can be accessed through the Catalogue of Leiden University Libraries.