Open Access: past, present, future

Les Carr

(Southampton)

Open Access is the attempt to improve usage of the scholarly and scientific literature by making it free at the point of delivery (either by pay-to-publish economic models for journals or by author-self archiving in institutional repositories). Although the Open Access initiative was born in Budapest in 2001, attempts to adapt technology to improve access to the literature go back many decades before that.

This talk attempts to set Open Access in a context of earlier activities and shows the relationship between the current Open Access landscape (institutional repositories) and e-Science, the Semantic Web and Memories for Life.


Tuesday 31st October 2006, 14:00
Robert Recorde Room
Department of Computer Science