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Openness as Tool for Acceleration and Measurement: Reflections on Problem Representations Underpinning Open Access and Open Science

Haider, Jutta LU (2018) In Open Divide. Critical Studies on Open Access p.17-28
Abstract
Open access has established itself as an issue that researchers, universities, and various infrastructure providers, such as libraries and academic publishers, have to relate to. Commonly policies requiring open access are framed as expanding access to information and hence as being part of a democratization of society and knowledge production processes. However, there are also other aspects that are part of the way in which open access is commonly imagined in the various policy documents, declarations, and institutional demands that often go unnoticed. This essay wants to foreground some of these issues by asking the overarching question: “If open access and open science are the solutions, then what is the problem they are meant to... (More)
Open access has established itself as an issue that researchers, universities, and various infrastructure providers, such as libraries and academic publishers, have to relate to. Commonly policies requiring open access are framed as expanding access to information and hence as being part of a democratization of society and knowledge production processes. However, there are also other aspects that are part of the way in which open access is commonly imagined in the various policy documents, declarations, and institutional demands that often go unnoticed. This essay wants to foreground some of these issues by asking the overarching question: “If open access and open science are the solutions, then what is the problem they are meant to solve?” The essay discusses how demands to open up access to research align also with processes of control and evaluation and are often grounded in ideas of economic growth as constant acceleration. (Less)
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Open Divide. Critical Studies on Open Access
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Herb, Ulrich ; Schöpfel, Joachim; and
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Library Juice Press
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  abstract     = {Open access has established itself as an issue that researchers, universities, and various infrastructure providers, such as libraries and academic publishers, have to relate to. Commonly policies requiring open access are framed as expanding access to information and hence as being part of a democratization of society and knowledge production processes. However, there are also other aspects that are part of the way in which open access is commonly imagined in the various policy documents, declarations, and institutional demands that often go unnoticed. This essay wants to foreground some of these issues by asking the overarching question: “If open access and open science are the solutions, then what is the problem they are meant to solve?” The essay discusses how demands to open up access to research align also with processes of control and evaluation and are often grounded in ideas of economic growth as constant acceleration. },
  author       = {Haider, Jutta},
  editor       = {Herb, Ulrich  and Schöpfel, Joachim},
  isbn         = {978-1-63400-029-1},
  keyword      = {Open Access,Open science},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17--28},
  publisher    = {Library Juice Press},
  series       = {Open Divide. Critical Studies on Open Access},
  title        = {Openness as Tool for Acceleration and Measurement: Reflections on Problem Representations Underpinning Open Access and Open Science},
  year         = {2018},
}