Abstract - Steven Hall
Steven HallRepresenting the International Association of STM Publishers
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"Widening access to research information: collaborative efforts towards transitions in scholarly communications"
This paper looks at recent initiatives between the various players in the scholarly communications chain – funding bodies, researchers and organisations which represent their interests, research libraries, publishers and others –which seek to understand better the current transitions in scholarly communications and to take advantage of them to widen access to research information in ways that are practical, sustainable, effective and efficient. In doing so, it reviews some of the assumptions which underpin economic arguments for the Open Access models of wider access.