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The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue.

In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

About the Author

Peter Suber is Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication Office at Harvard, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Senior Researcher at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). He is widely considered the de facto leader of the worldwide open access movement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262517638
Author:
Suber, Peter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
SPARC
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MIT Press Essential Knowledge Open Access
Publication Date:
20120720
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.6875 in

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