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Support scholars who share: Combating the mismatch between openness policies and professional rewards

TitleSupport scholars who share: Combating the mismatch between openness policies and professional rewards
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKrzton, A.
PublisherAssociation of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2019
Series TitleRecasting the Narrative
Date Published04/2019
Place PublishedCleveland, Ohio
Keywordsbest practices, institutional policy, open research, open scholarship

Progress in scholarship is dependent upon access to knowledge. The internet has connected information seekers
to scholarly works faster and more easily than at any other time in human history. That said, librarians and other
information professionals have consistently called attention to the aspects of the new status quo in scholarly
communication that fail to live up to the promise of offering broader opportunities for meaningful participation
in research. In 2002, stakeholders frustrated at the persistence of cost barriers within the ecosystem drafted the
Budapest Open Access Initiative,1
which helped the open access movement to coalesce around a common set of
principles. Since its release, much progress has been made towards its goals; there are more products of research
available online to anyone with a browser than ever, including scholarly articles, datasets, software code, and
related web apps. For librarians and other advocates of open research, pushing for change is about more than
controlling serials costs. It is fundamentally about a commitment to values: equitable access, reproducibility, and
the integrity of research. This is why the slow pace of change and the persistence of restrictions and limitations
have caused such frustration...


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