The Finch Report in a Global Open Access Landscape 2012-06-25


Use the link to access the complete blog post discussing the roadmap of the League of European Research Universities in light of recent commentary on the FInch Report. The post opens with the following introduction: “Last week I published an interview with David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) at University College London (UCL).   Commenting on the interview on the Liblicense mailing list Anthony Watkinson said, ‘My impression is those pressing for OA, at least among the library sector and even within UCL, have moved on. A roadmap has been produced by the information officers of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). This organisation is chaired by none other than Paul Ayris of UCL, an Open Access advocate.’ Watkinson is a former Wiley-Blackwell publisher, a consultant to the Publishers Association, and now a part-time senior lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at UCL. My curiosity piqued I contacted Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services, and asked him if he thought the LERU Roadmap was at variance with what Price had said to me in the interview? Ayris replied, ‘UCL’s position, as outlined in your interview with Professor Price, is to my mind in line with the LERU Roadmap, whose composition I co-ordinated. True, the Roadmap does not mention National Licensing approaches, but it does show the benefits and challenges of the Gold and Green routes to Open Access and the requirements that both lay on Universities.’ Ayris offered to write a guest post aligning the Finch Report with the LERU Roadmap. I agreed, and publish it below...”



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Date tagged:

06/25/2012, 17:23

Date published:

06/25/2012, 17:31