Open Access Background Notes

Workshop opening - Victoria Henson-Apollonio

Open: different types
- Open access - copyright
- open source - copyright
- open data - could be DB rights

'open access' seems to do with behavior change, almost more than everything else' 

scientists are ruluctant about 'open' because they afraid of getting their information or ideas, stolen..

NIH Open Access policy - any research funded by them should be made available through open access...Open access policy .publications tripled after it became mandated...

' we should make things as available as possible, to as many people as possible'
'its very difficult to measure the impact of use' - metrics are crude, number of hits, but again, what are they doing with the information'

Open Access Background
Presenter: Francesca Re. Manning (CAS-IP)