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Abstract - Steven Hall

Steven Hall

Representing 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.

Read also the response by John Houghton: Widening access to research information: A response

Supporting organization:
French Ministry For Higher Education And ResearchMax Planck SocietyINRIA - French national institute for research in computer science and controlUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne