Category Archives: Open access

Who Pays for Open Access?

The theory of Open Access (OA) predates the Internet, but the web has made it a full-fledged phenomenon for scientific and medical journals. Driven in large part by mandates from government and institutional funding entities, OA theoretically lowers the subscription … Continue reading

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Open Access Future: the Role of Academic Libraries

A group of 14 librarians and other industry experts met together at the British Library to discuss the role of the academic library in an open access (OA) future. The aims of the roundtable were to provide an international perspective … Continue reading

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Open Access: An Academic Assesses the Arguments – Not the Answer

I recently finished reading a long essay by Daniel Allington, a sociologist, linguist, and book historian living in the UK. He’s been following the debates about open access (OA) in the UK quite closelyand has written a well-informed piece detailing … Continue reading

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