The "unglue" model is a way of making copyrighted books available for free by crowdsourcing a payment to the copyright holders.
One of the aims of Huddersfield Exposed is to make available out-of-copyright materials for free. However, as the saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch. Many of the items we'd like to make available have been purchased second-hand, and some are relatively rare... so therefore were expensive to buy!
To help offset the cost of acquiring the books and to help towards acquiring further items to be digitised as PDFs, some books are being made available under a variant of the "unglue" model. In each instance, there will be target price set (typically the cost of acquiring the item) and, once that target has been reached, the digitised book will be made freely available to everyone. Until the target is reached, you can make a donation using PayPal and we will send you a link to the digitised copy as a "thank you".
Only items that have been purchased and fully digitised as a PDF will be offered under this model.
In the event of an item not reaching its target after 12 months of being offered, we reserve the right to unglue it and make it freely available.
Should you choose to make a one-off donation using PayPal:
One final note — any items acquired for this web site will eventually be offered to a local archive to be preserved.
We want to try and keep things as simple and hassle-free as possible. By making a donation, you are agreeing to the following:
Should you choose to make a donation and are unhappy in any way, please contact the site's administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). As long as you have not already reclaimed the donation using PayPal, we will endeavour to refund it.
The following have been unglued thanks to donations, or are waiting to be unglued...
A number of works have already been digitised or transcribed exclusively for Huddersfield Exposed and can be read online or downloaded for free: