Organiser: Dr David Millard
Time: 25/10/2004 12:50-13:40
Free access to research literature increases citation impact. Before you can be cited, your work needs to be made accessible. The more accessible your work the more other researchers can read, build on, and cite you. It is through this enlightened self-interest that many authors have already made their work freely available on the Web, and it is possible, now for all research authors to follow suit, maximising impact through maximising access. Universal, free access to the research literature brings additional benefits: new tools and services - such as Citebase Search - can build on the Open Access literature. Free of access restrictions anyone will be able to perform their own "bibliometric" studies, construct discovery and navigation services, and to manage and measure the impact of their scholarly output. IAM - with GNU EPrints, TARDis, and Citebase - is a leading, internationally-recognised research group in a topic that will effect all scholarly authors, institutions and funding agencies.
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