Open Access (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) by Peter Suber

By Peter Suber

The net we could us proportion ideal copies of our paintings with a global viewers at nearly free of charge. We reap the benefits of this innovative chance once we make our paintings "open access": electronic, on-line, for free, and freed from such a lot copyright and licensing regulations. Open entry is made attainable by means of the net and copyright-holder consent, and lots of authors, musicians, filmmakers, and different creators who depend upon royalties are understandably unwilling to offer their consent. yet for 350 years, students have written peer-reviewed magazine articles for effect, no longer for funds, and are loose to consent to open entry with out wasting profit. during this concise creation, Peter Suber tells us what open entry is and is not, the way it advantages authors and readers of study, how we pay for it, the way it avoids copyright difficulties, the way it has moved from the outer edge to the mainstream, and what its destiny may well carry. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and pondering open entry, this can be the necessary ebook at the topic for researchers, librarians, directors, funders, publishers, and coverage makers.

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