Organizational and Business Perspectives on Open Access to Information

    •   Track 2
    • Presentation speakers
      • Oya Rieger, Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship Services, arXiv Program Director, Cornell University Library

    Video (starts at 6:55)

    Based on the Cornell’s sustainability initiative, the goal of the presentation is to discuss the business and governance aspects of open access initiatives. Open access models are instrumental in removing financial barriers that may pose barriers for public engagement and participation. However such communication models should not be conflated with free production. Open access does not entirely remove fees and access limitations but it replaces and reconfigures them for the key stakeholders in scientific or public communication endeavors. For open access information systems, sustainability entails long-term maintenance of responsibility, which has technical, socioeconomic, policy, and business dimensions and encompasses the concept of stewardship

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