The Finch Report – media roundup

The Finch report – or, to give it its full title: “Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications - Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings” – was published last month and I’ve provided here a summary of some different perspectives in the media for anyone else seeking a variety of opinions on the report.

Here are the executive summary and full report of the working group.

Open access is the future of academic publishing, says Finch report The Guardian

Published research should be free and open to all, says academic panel The Independent

Report calls on government to back open access science BBC News

Push for gold will cost millions, open-access report says Times Higher Education

Brought to book – Academic journals face a radical shake-up The Economist

My view is that I’m glad that support for gold open access came through so strongly, and I think librarians have an important role to play here, so let’s roll our sleeves up and get involved!

If you’ve found any other interesting links on this topic, please share them in the comments.

See also:

Licences for e-resources

Gold and green routes to open access publishing

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1 Comment

  1. Mark Carrigan has a collection of links on the topic here – http://markcarrigan.net/2012/07/16/what-does-the-governments-open-access-announcement-mean-for-researchers-a-round-up-of-coverage-reaction/

    There’s more focus on opinion from the academic community (rather than the media) and on the limitations of the gold model.

    I found this post on the LSE’s Impact of Social Sciences blog particularly interesting: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/07/04/why-the-uk-should-not-heed-the-finch-report/

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