CCAT Director A/Prof. Lucy Montgomery and CCAT associate member Dr. Frances Pinter had great success at Curtin University’s Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards last week, with the CCAT project, Knowledge Unlatched, winning the Innovation in Education Award.
At the award presentation ceremony at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park last week, Lucy Montgomery (pictured left, with CCAT researcher Alkim Ozaygen at the award ceremony) accepted the prestigious award in recognition of the success of Knowledge Unlatched’s pilot program.
Knowledge Unlatched is a novel mechanism for ensuring that specialist academic books are more widely read by consolidating demand from libraries, offering publishers an up-front fee to cover the origination costs (or fixed costs) of a book provided they agree to make digital versions available free of charge under an open access licence. A small pilot has been run successfully and the next step is to engage more publishers and libraries and scale up the operation.
See the above video created by Curtin University for the purpose of showcasing Knowledge Unlatched’s success at the awards ceremony!
Congratulations, Lucy and Frances!