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Open access: brought to book at last?

Open access: brought to book at last? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"A library-focused effort aims to take monographs off the analogue shelf. 

It would be easy to think of monographs as the scholarly output that the open-access movement forgot.

Mandates for free online access are popping up all around the world, but most relate exclusively to journal articles. A good example is Research Councils UK’s new open-access policy, launched in April and inspired by the Finch report published last year. That report dismissed monographs as too difficult a nut to crack in the absence of “further experimentation”.

The UK funding councils were slightly bolder. Their preliminary consultation on introducing an open-access mandate for the next research excellence framework, expected in 2020, included a question about whether a percentage of submitted monographs should be required to be open access."

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Incentives, Integration, and Mediation: Sustainable Practices for Populating Repositories

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Digital Developments at LSE Library: Open Access at LSE: RCUK's open access policy

"The second in this series of Q&A video blogs on Open Access covers the question, 'Does RCUK's open access policy apply to books?' "

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Facilitating access to free online resources: challenges and opportunities for the library community: A white paper from Taylor &Francis

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