BTB #312: What You Should Know About “Open Access”

Roy Kaufman“Open Access” (OA) is the single catchphrase for an innovative set of business models expressly created for the World Wide Web. Though the term sounds monolithic, it sweeps up a great many approaches to a single challenge: Sharing knowledge.

On Wednesday, September 5, Copyright Clearance Center presents, Open Access: Key Considerations and Solutions for New Business Models, with Roy Kaufman, CCC’s Managing Director of New Ventures. The free program will cover issues publishers should consider when developing or refining an Open Access business strategy, and will be an opportunity to learn how CCC can provide technology solutions for OA publishers.

In this preview podcast, Roy Kaufman offers a brief Open Access backgrounder for authors and publishers. “While funding agencies, authors and indeed publishers would benefit from some standardization, the idea that, ‘one size fits all,’ is unrealistic when it comes to Open Access,” Kaufman tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.

Prior to joining CCC in January, Roy Kaufman served as Legal Director, Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He is author of Publishing Forms and Contracts (Oxford, 2008), and speaks frequently on issues of copyright, artists’ rights and anti-piracy.

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