Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future | Nancy Maron et al. | Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc., 111, June 2019

This report is based on the scholarly and practice-based literature, an extensive public consultation and interviews, focus groups, workshops, and an online survey of over 1,000 members of the Association of College and Research Libraries community, to formulate recommendations on Open Access.

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Pablo Markin 28 days ago

It appears that the qualitative dimensions of Open Access remain insufficiently explored, as this report suggests, since for its practitioners it goes beyond the business models that publishing houses or budgeting committees deploy in order to make informed choices about allocating scarce resources, such as in terms of advocacy, ethical dilemmas, policy-making aims and social justice. The scholarly literature also reflects the gradual pace of the adoption of Open Access as well as its changing perceptions and power relations in recent decades.