Become a Founding Partner.
Invest in sustainable access by making a financial contribution to the Knowledge for All project.
Knowledge for All is a not for profit organization. The funds we have go directly to developing a free tool for the benefit of the community and we do not collect a profit from it. While the Knowledge for All tool is free for all users, developing it comes with costs. With support from the Council of Atlantic University Libraries and its member institutions, Knowledge for All has been able to cover these costs and successfully complete its first Phase of project development.
In February 2012 the project will move into a second Phase, focusing on product development. This two-year phase runs from February 2012 to January 2014. Our annual operating budget for each of these two years is $500,000.
Become a Founding Partner and help us meet this budget. Founding Partners contribute at the level of $10,000 or more - your participation as a Founding Partner is vital to the success of the project. Your contribution directly covers the expense of initial development and ensures we are able to deliver a high quality tool that is open, sustainable and free for libraries, academic and research institutions, and all users in search of access to scholarly journal content.
Visit our Financial Strategy to learn more about our funding requirements and how your contribution meets them.
To become a Founding Partner contact Knowledge for All's Engagement Coordinator, Michelle Gruda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Smaller contributions on a one-time, monthly or annual basis are also welcome and critical in meeting our budget. Visit k4all.ca/donate to make a one-time contribution online or contact email@example.com to inquire about monthly or annual giving.
Upload your journal article data.
Give your content greater impact by sharing it.
Your academic journal articles have a greater impact the more they are shared. Recent statistics show that open access journal articles are cited approximately 25-250% more than those in their closed access counterparts.
Whether full-text open access or not, uploading your journal article data to the Knowledge for All tool makes it more discoverable and accessible - it places your content at the fingertips of researchers, students, decision makers and knowledge seekers and spurs collaboration and innovation.
Following prototype launch of the Knowledge for All tool in Jan 2012, you will be able to upload your journal article data through a user friendly interface. If you are a journal, publisher, editor, author or individual with journal articles or collections of journal articles you would like to share, please join the user community at http://www.k4all.ca/user/register and check the Data Contributor box in the User Roles section of your registration form. We will contact you with a reminder to upload your data when the interface is ready.
Become an indexer.
Grow a garden of access with your indexing skills.
Knowledge for All's superior search and discovery features are enhanced by its active user community who add value to content by editing and ehancing journal article metadata. You do not have to wait for others to make corrections or fill in the gaps in article metadata that slow down your searches - you can improve metadata at any time as you need to. All users can participate as indexers to fine tune searching for themselves and for the entire user community.
In January 2012 when the Knowledge for All prototype is launched, all users will be able to participate in indexing through the tool's user interface. If you have specialized skills in indexing, your participation is especially valuable - contribute your indexing skills and help enhance our initial collection of journal article metadata.
To participate as an indexer, join the user community by registering at http://www.k4all.ca/user/register and check the Indexer box in the User Roles section of your registration form.
Join a working group.
Take access into your own hands by participating in strategic planning and development.
Knowledge for All is a fundamentally open project. That means you are not just a user, you are the manager of your own tool. You get to decided what works and does not work - you have a say in how your tool functions and meets your needs.
Bring your insights and expertise to one of the project's open Working Groups and have your say. Each Working Group addresses a key aspect of project development: Marketing and Fundraising, Technical, Content, and Internationalization.
To join a Working Group, register as a member of the user community at http://www.k4all.ca/user/register and check the Marketing and Fundraising, Technical, Content or Internationalization boxes in the Groups section of your registration form.