At a meeting in Brussels on 17 June, the LERU Roadmap towards Open Access has been presented. The paper has been written by the LERU working group on open access. Amongst the contributing authors to the paper are: dr Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer, President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) and Co-chair of the LERU working group on open access, and
Lars Björnshauge, Director of Libraries, Lunds universitet, and Co-chair of the LERU working group on open access
The idea of Open Access has been around for about a decade now, but the pathway to Open Access is not necessarily straight forward. There are benefits and costs. Many stakeholders will be involved. The LERU Roadmap traverses some of this landscape and aims to assist LERU members and other universities who wish to put in place structures, policies and practices to facilitate Open Access and to negotiate the various steps along the Green and Gold routes to Open Access.
The LERU Roadmap towards Open Access thus represents a conscious decision by LERU to investigate new models for scholarly communication and the dissemination of research outputs emanating from LERU universities.
More information on the LERU website