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RoMEO Studies 3 - how academics expect to use open-access research papers

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posted on 29.07.2005 by Elizabeth Gadd, Charles Oppenheim, Stephen Probets
This paper is the third in a series of studies emanating from the UK JISC-funded RoMEO Project (Rights Metadata for Open-archiving). It considers previous studies of the usage of electronic journal articles through a literature survey. It then reports on the results of a survey of 542 academic authors as to how they expected to use open-access research papers. This data is compared with results from the second of the RoMEO Studies series as to how academics wished to protect their open-access research papers. The ways in which academics expect to use open-access works (including activities, restrictions and conditions) are described. It concludes that academics-as-users do not expect to perform all the activities with open-access research papers that academics-as-authors would allow. Thus the rights metadata proposed by the RoMEO Project would appear to meet the usage requirements of most academics.

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GADD, E., OPPENHEIM, C. and PROBETS, S., 2003. RoMEO Studies 3 - how academics expect to use open-access research papers. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 35(3), pp. 171-187

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2003

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0961-0006

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