04 septembre 2019

Research Communication Costs In Australia: Emerging Opportunities and Benefits

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. John Houghton, Colin Steele and Peter Sheehan[Edit][Delete]: Research Communication Costs In Australia: Emerging Opportunities and Benefits, DEST [Edit][Delete] October 1, 2006
Study on the costs of information access in Australia. In and among the references tgo billions of dollars one finds this: "a full system of institutional repositories in Australia costing AUD 10 million a year and achieving a 100% self-archiving compliance would show: A benefit/cost ratio of 51 for the modelled impacts of open access to public sector research (i.e. the benefits are 51 times greater than the costs); A benefit/cost ratio of 30 for the modelled impacts of open access to higher education research; and A benefit/cost ratio of 4.1 for the modelled impacts of open access to ARC competitive grants funded research." Who are the lobbyists who are stalling such an initiative. More...

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