Monday, February 27, 2012

Open Access?

Open Access, Open Source, Open Data – What’s with all this “Open”!
Open Access, Open Source and Open Data are simply promoting the principle of “Openness” or:

· Open to contributions and participation
· Open and free to access
· Open to use & reuse w/few or no restrictions
· Open to indexing and machine readable
· From OPENNESS: CONTRIBUTE, ACCESS, USE By ACRL Workshop: Scholarly Communication 101 at

Open access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. - Peter Suber, Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College. Why do you think there is such a push for “Openness”? What do you think about this principle? Agree or disagree…let us hear from all sides!

1 comment:

  1. This article discusses why 81 publishers oppose Open Access.