Peter Suber’s book Open Access is now Open Access
The book ‘Open access’ by Peter Suber, published in print by MIT Press – The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series – in 2012, is now available freely online.
— 1 What Is Open Access? — 2 Motivation — 3 Varieties — 4 Policies — 5 Scope — 6 Copyright — 7 Economics — 8 Casualties — 9 Future — 10 Self-Help
From the introduction
“The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue.”
About the author
Peter Suber is Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication Office at Harvard, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Senior Researcher at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). He is widely considered the de facto leader of the worldwide open access movement.
Read the book online, in the following formats:
See also: OA at the EUI