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To Make Open Access Work, We Need to Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

To Make Open Access Work, We Need to Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
In an act of solidarity with the late Aaron Swartz's crusade to liberate publicly funded knowledge for all, many academics have been posting open-access PDFs of their research.
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A whole can of academic worms being opened here...

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UK to open up access to research

UK to open up access to research | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales is to help the UK government make the academic research it funds freely available to all...

 

The decision will have major implications for the publishing industry.

Firms currently charge access to peer-reviewed papers covered in journals.

Science Minister David Willetts outlined details of the plan in an article in the Guardian newspaper ahead of a speech to the Publishers Association.

He noted that the state currently spent about £5bn a year funding university studies.

 

"Giving people the right to roam freely over publicly funded research will usher in a new era of academic discovery and collaboration, and will put the UK at the forefront of academic research," he said.

 

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