Open access: clear benefits, hidden costs

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College University Libraries
Department J. Willard Marriott Library
Creator Anderson, Richard Bryan
Title Open access: clear benefits, hidden costs
Date 2007
Description Open Access offers real benefits to society. However, the net value of those benefits cannot be determined unless its costs are computed as well. The purpose of this statement is not to call on participants in the scholarly information chain to fight against OA, but only to move forward while taking full account of costs as well as benefits, and to work towards solutions that offer a net benefit to society. To the degree that society benefits more from research than from public access to research, and to the degree that it benefits from the continued viability of the publishing industry (both for-profit and nonprofit), the solutions that serve the public best may turn out to offer something less than complete and immediate free public access to all scientific information.
Type Text
Publisher Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Volume 20
Issue 2
First Page 83
Last Page 84
Subject Open Access; Research; Publishers; Information
Subject LCSH Open access publishing; Information policy
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Anderson, R. B. (2007). Open access: clear benefits, hidden costs. Learned Publishing, 20(2), 83-84.
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