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K|N Consultants partners with academic institutions and organizations; academic, national, and public libraries; learned and scholarly societies; scholarly publishers and university presses; government agencies; private foundations; and other mission-driven organizations to foster broad knowledge infrastructure transformation through innovative, collaborative solutions that result in more efficient and nimble systems of knowledge creation and dissemination and in expanded and more sustainable educational opportunities for disadvantaged populations.

Specializing in open access strategies, change management and leadership, and continuing education and curriculum development, K|N focuses on some of higher education’s most pressing issues.


OA in the Open: Community Needs and Perspectives

Rebecca Kennison, Judy Ruttenberg, Yasmeen Shorish, and Liz Thompson This white paper and all supporting materials have been archived on LISSA (LIS Scholarly Archives). Supporting materials include data analysis and redacted transcripts of the focus groups. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-73-18-0226-18. The views, findings,…

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Social Justice and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Research Agenda

Rebecca Kennison This piece, researched and written by K|N’s Rebecca Kennison, appears as Appendix 1 in this larger work: Association of College and Research Libraries. Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future. Prepared by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen…

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Altmetrics in Humanities and Social Sciences

Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Kennison 30 October 2017 INTRODUCTION The spread of open digital forms of scholarly communication, combined with increasing institutional pressure to track research “impact,” has encouraged scholars and administrators in the humanities and social sciences to turn their attention to metrics that promise to help in the assessment of research outputs. However,…

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KN Consultants

Smart, experienced, innovative, highly collaborative, and well-connected strategic and operational thinkers, we provide consultation services for a range of clients in academic institutions struggling to adjust to the changing landscape.



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