Alive and kicking: a progress report on Open Access, institutional repositories, and health information
The Open Access movement has promoted two parallel strands of information dissemination - OA publishing, and self-archiving in OA repositories. But while the original focus was peer-reviewed scientific research papers, repositories have extended their role well beyond the original OA concept, generating a lively debate about the role of the OA movement. This paper reviews recent developments internationally, examining different OA strategies, and looking in particular at activities within the field of health information.
An updated version of a talk given at the CILIP HLG Annual Conference, Eastbourne, 11 July 2006.