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Open access barriers: An action research

Klang, Mathias LU (2008) 8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8) In Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy 282. p.335-348
Abstract
ICT has provided the infrastructure to enable easy access to scientific information. Despite this, libraries are suffering from the rising of journal subscriptions. Additionally, the structure of scholarly publications is creating a wasteful situation where publicly funded research is being paid for several times over. University libraries are struggling to deal with these new realities at the same time as they provide a level of service with acceptable access to publications. The work of librarians is being heavily affected by the influence of copyright and licensing which together are creating barriers to open access. The work in this chapter draws from an action research in progress undertaken by Lund's University in order to explore... (More)
ICT has provided the infrastructure to enable easy access to scientific information. Despite this, libraries are suffering from the rising of journal subscriptions. Additionally, the structure of scholarly publications is creating a wasteful situation where publicly funded research is being paid for several times over. University libraries are struggling to deal with these new realities at the same time as they provide a level of service with acceptable access to publications. The work of librarians is being heavily affected by the influence of copyright and licensing which together are creating barriers to open access. The work in this chapter draws from an action research in progress undertaken by Lund's University in order to explore the barriers to open access to scientific research output in Sweden. (Less)
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scholarly publication, open access, action research
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Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy
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282
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335 - 348
publisher
Springer
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8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8)
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1571-5736
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9780387848211
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English
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  abstract     = {ICT has provided the infrastructure to enable easy access to scientific information. Despite this, libraries are suffering from the rising of journal subscriptions. Additionally, the structure of scholarly publications is creating a wasteful situation where publicly funded research is being paid for several times over. University libraries are struggling to deal with these new realities at the same time as they provide a level of service with acceptable access to publications. The work of librarians is being heavily affected by the influence of copyright and licensing which together are creating barriers to open access. The work in this chapter draws from an action research in progress undertaken by Lund's University in order to explore the barriers to open access to scientific research output in Sweden.},
  author       = {Klang, Mathias},
  booktitle    = {Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy},
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  issn         = {1571-5736},
  keyword      = {scholarly publication,open access,action research},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {335--348},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Open access barriers: An action research},
  volume       = {282},
  year         = {2008},
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