Open Access and SSHRC

Sylvain, Christian Open Access and SSHRC., 2007 . In Open Access: the New World of Research Communication, The University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 10, 2007. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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The presenter, Christian Sylvain, is the Director, Policy, Planning, and International Affairs of Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the primary funding agency for social sciences and humanities research in Canada. This session presents an overview of open access at SSHRC, beginning with the endorsement of the concept of open access by SSHRC Council in 2004. The objective is to remove barriers to access to publicly funded research, so as to increase circulation and impact. SSHRC funds research, and also has a subsidy program for academic journals in Canada. Discusses why SSHRC policy encourages rather than requires open access. SSHRC's focus is development of infrastructure, including the Synergies program, and plans to mainstream support for Open Access in the Aid to Journals program.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: open access, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, SSHRC, Aid to Journals Program, Synergies, Canada
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: E-LIS Canadian Staff
Date deposited: 18 Oct 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:09


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