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Author: Peter Suber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Series: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Suber
ISBN: 9780262517638 0262517639
OCLC Number: 754518563
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: What is open access? --
Motivation --
Varieties --
Policies --
Scope --
Copyright --
Economics --
Casualties --
Future --
Self-help.
Series Title: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Responsibility: Peter Suber.
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In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.--Publisher information.

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[A] very important book...a must read for all scholars and researchers who publish their own work or consult the peer-reviewed published work of others--in other words, virtually all academics. -- Read more...

 
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