Open Access in Poland
lkfitz's bookmarks 2018-04-30
Abstract: "The question of Open Access (OA) in the Polish context remains relatively understudied in current North American, European, and Library and Information Studies Literatures with respect to Polish policies that regulate OA in the Sciences. This article does not try to provide a comprehensive picture of OA in Poland, as the issues of access to publicly funded scientific information are dynamic. Rather, I focus on three important aspects of Open Access in the context of contemporary Poland. First, I briefly examine the policy directives and premises that guide the development of OA in Poland. Second, I selectively analyze the content of the website, "Biblioteka Otwartej Nauki (Library of Open Science)." Lastly, I will look at the indexing databases that provide some insights into the status of OA in the Polish context. Particularly, I focus on the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROARMAP) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)."