This one-day workshop explores the definitions, economics and growth of Open Access and explores practicalities, challenges and opportunities for the future. Delegates will be encouraged to raise questions and debate issues of immediate concern throughout the day.
•Definitions of Open Access (Green, Gold, gratis and libre, toll access)
•Costs of Open Access (What are the costs? How are they met? Implications for institutions and publishers)
•The growth of Open Access (Brief history. The impact of the Finch Report. Attitudes of funders in the UK and Europe. Gold Open Access as a disruptive technology)
•Quality (Peer review practices. Citation advantage)
•Copyright (Traditional toll access. Creative Commons)
•Obstacles and usage (Attitudes of researchers. The practicalities of moving from toll access to Open Access. Growth of search engines)
•Influence on the research process (Open Data. Beyond the article)