The case for open access
November 22, 2010 Leave a comment
Repository managers are often looking for succinct summaries of the case for open access that they can use in their institutions. I recently came across this paper from Alma Swan which fits the bill: Open Access impact: A briefing paper for researchers, universities and funders. It addresses the following areas: global access, citation advantage, institutional benefits, knowledge transfer and economic impact.
Another useful paper from Fred Friend has also recently been released: The impact of Open Access outside European universities.