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Information Standards Quarterly

ISSN: 1041-0031

Summer 2014, v.26, no.2

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Article Title: Open Access Infrastructure: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go
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Author(s): Cynthia Hodgson
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3789/isqv26no2.2014.02
Citation: Hodgson, Cynthia. Open Access Infrastructure: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go. Information Standards Quarterly, Summer 2014, 26(2): 4-14.
Abstract: There's no doubt that open access is here to stay, but the underlying infrastructure needed to support and sustain OA publishing is still very much in its development stages. This article, through a series of interviews with experts in the OA arena, highlights some of the major areas of infrastructure that are needed including institutional policies, compliance tracking and reporting, publishing tools, new economic models and licensing, and sustainability. Interviewees are:
  • Institutional Polices for Open AccessPeter Suber, Director of Office for Scholarly Communication (Harvard Library) and Director, Harvard Open Access Project (Berkman Center), Harvard University

  • Tracking and Reporting Compliance with OA PoliciesRobert Kiley, Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Trust Library

  • Integrating New Economic Models for OA PublishingRoy Kaufman, Managing Director for New Ventures and Executive-level lead on Open Access; and Jennifer Goodrich, Director of Product Management. Both with Copyright Clearance Center

  • Open Access Publishing ToolsMartin Eve, Lecturer in Literature at the University of Lincoln, UK, Academic Project Director of the Open Library of Humanities, and founding member of the Open Access Toolset Alliance

  • Sustainability of an OA InfrastructureDr. Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy Programmes for SPARC Europe, and Director, Key Perspectives Ltd., and Dr. Caroline Sutton, Publisher and Co-Founder, Co-Action Publishing