Understanding Open Access Research Content in the Corporate World: 4 Need-to-Know Terms and Their Definitions - Copyright Clearance Center
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"Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) works very closely with information managers and librarians in corporations, helping them find, manage, and use information. We have learned that for many of our research-intensive customers, there is often a high degree of suspicion around the use of OA content. OA—which I broadly define as the ability to access online articles and publications outside the pay wall—is free at point of access, and accessing content for free always sounds attractive. Yet all OA content is not the same, and our customers are leery. Economics inevitably affect quality, and OA—like any content (including subscription content)—varies in terms of quality and accuracy. Still, fear of bad science should not prevent users from using OA content. That is why it is crucial to know how to separate the best of OA from the worst, and to know when it makes sense to pay for the information you need.
The world of OA is expanding and there are countless variations of OA. But, people tend to use a few main terms when talking about OA. To best understand what advantages can be gained from the use of OA content, here is a mini primer in four areas of OA"