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Author: Peter Suber
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, ©2012.
Series: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise introduction to the basics of open access, describing what it is (and isn't) and showing that it is easy, fast, inexpensive, legal, and beneficial.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Suber, Peter.
Open access.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011038297
(OCoLC)754518563
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Suber
ISBN: 9780262301732 0262301733
OCLC Number: 795846161
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
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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A concise introduction to the basics of open access, describing what it is (and isn't) and showing that it is easy, fast, inexpensive, legal, and beneficial.

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."--pub. desc.

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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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