RA21: Resource Access in the 21st Century
peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-08-24
[Less about OA than convenient access to non-OA sources.]
"Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) is a joint STM - NISO initiative aimed at optimizing protocols across key stakeholder groups, with a goal of facilitating a seamless user experience for consumers of scientific communication. In addition, this comprehensive initiative is working to solve long-standing, complex, and broadly distributed challenges in the areas of network security and user privacy. Community conversations and consensus building to engage all stakeholders is currently underway in order to explore potential alternatives to IP-authentication, and to build momentum toward testing alternatives among researcher, customer, vendor, and publisher partners."