A growing number of Open Access policies are being issued by institutions and funders, but there needs to be a higher degree of alignment among them if they are to be followed by researchers.
There is a skills gap between the number of researchers and professionals equipped to practice open access and the number that are needed to meet European Commission goals. The Project FOSTER aims to meet these needs.
Across Europe, thousands of museums, galleries and archives are digitising their collections and putting them online via Europeana. There is a need for a cheaper, more sustainable infrastructure, capable of storing both metadata and content.