Discovering and building upon knowledge is the foundation of higher education, which makes access to scholarship an essential part of a rigorous experience. However, the subscription model of journal publication ensures that approximately 75% of scientific publications are not accessible without an expensive subscription. What is the impact of inequity in access to information?
Join L&IT the week of October 21 to learn more about Open Access, licensing scholarly resources for distribution or reuse, and to learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent with equitable access to knowledge.
October 22, 12-1 pm • Bertrand Library Traditional Reading Room
Open Access Faculty Luncheon, members of the Publication Subvention Committee and L&IT
Opening Science by Sonke Bartling (Editor); Sascha Friesike (Editor)
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called 'Open Science.'