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Open access in Australia: an oddyssey of sorts?

Steele, Colin

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Scholarly communication change and open access (OA) initiatives in Australia have followed an Odyssean path in the last decade. The stop-start nature of early initiatives demonstrates that institutional leadership is essential for the successful deposit of academic content in an institutional repository. Similarly, OA policies from the two Australian Research Councils were delayed for nearly a decade, partly due to publisher pressure and bureaucratic conservatism. More successful has been the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSteele, Colin
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-12T02:09:24Z
dc.date.available2013-11-12T02:09:24Z
dc.identifier.issn2048-7754
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/10701
dc.description.abstractScholarly communication change and open access (OA) initiatives in Australia have followed an Odyssean path in the last decade. The stop-start nature of early initiatives demonstrates that institutional leadership is essential for the successful deposit of academic content in an institutional repository. Similarly, OA policies from the two Australian Research Councils were delayed for nearly a decade, partly due to publisher pressure and bureaucratic conservatism. More successful has been the development of full, or hybrid, open access university e-presses. These presses, usually embedded in the scholarly infrastructure of the university, provide monographic models for wider global consideration. Australian universities are now reflecting, partly through recent Research Council edicts and monitoring global OA developments, greater awareness of the need for action in scholarly communication change.
dc.format8 pages
dc.publisherUKSG
dc.rightsNo entry on Sherpa/Romeo as at 11/11/13. From publisher's website: The Author retains all other rights with respect to the Article not granted to UKSG and in particular he/she can exercise the following rights:To upload the Article or to grant to the Author’s own institution (or another appropriate organization) theauthorization to upload the Article, immediately from the date of publication of the journal in which the Articleis published (unless the Author and UKSG have agreed in writing to a short embargo period, with a maximumof six (6) months):a) on to the institution’s closed network (e.g. intranet system); and/orb) on to publicly accessible institutional and/or centrally organized repositories provided that a link is insertedto the Article on UKSG’s website in accordance with the procedure detailed in Schedule 1. Taken from http://www.uksg.org/sites/uksg.org/files/UKSG_Licence.pdf (12/11/13).
dc.sourceInsights 26.3 (2013): 282-289
dc.source.urihttp://doi.org/10.1629/2048-7754.91
dc.subjectopen access
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectscholarly communication
dc.titleOpen access in Australia: an oddyssey of sorts?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.issued2013-11-06
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.uksg.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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