Wednesday, July 14, 2010

N - Scandinavian open access initiatives

Three Scandinavian institutions have recently proposed open access (OA) policies. Sweden's Royal Library (Kungliga biblioteket, KB) promises to provide immediate open access to digital versions of all material by KB employees published in magazines and journals. Another Swedish body, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Riksbank Tercentenary Foundation), now requires all grant-funded work to be open access, and will pay fees where necessary. Denmark's Open Access Committee recommends that all Danish universities adopt OA mandates and that Danish academic publishers actively consider OA.

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