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The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies

The 'avalanche of change' in higher education must be contextualised in terms of the government's broader neoliberal policies | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In the extensive debate that has followed RCUK and Hefce announcements that ‘Gold’ open access under an ‘author pays’ system is to be mandated (with a short transition period) for the publication of all publicly-funded research, there has been general agreement that open access is good in principle. All criticisms of the disruptive effects of its hasty and early adoption within the UK are prefaced with a statement that research and scholarship should be readily accessible.(...) - Blog LSE "Impact of Social Sciences", by John Holmwood, March 18, 2013

 

 

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UK: Funding councils begin open-access consultation

They say 'lessons have been learned' after Research Councils UK is condemned for lack of dialogue

 

The funding councils' consultative approach to forming their open-access policy indicates that they have learned from the mistakes of Research Councils UK, university figures have said. (...) - Times Higher Education, By Paul Jump, 28 February, 2013

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