On February 25, 2010 a briefing paper was released, “How to build a case for university policies and practices in support of Open Access”. Written by Alma Swan and Frederick Friend on behalf of JISC, it builds a case for university policies and practices in support of Open Access

By using the modelling process developed by JISC, universities can calculate both System costs and identify cost savings and benefits. After all the modelling is completed users can then generate data on the benefits to their university of Open Access by different means, and to show societal benefits as well. It seems that both repository-related routes to Open Access can work out cheaper for a university.

Link to the page to download and read the report and more. Including:
– “How to build a case for university policies and practices in support of Open Access”
– “Publishing research papers: which policy will deliver best value for your university”
– A short podcast interview with Alma Swan and Neil Jacobs

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