Open Access in Sweden 2002-2005

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Open Access in Sweden 2002-2005
The paper gives an overview of recent developments in Sweden concerning the communication and reception of the Open Access concept and the growth and co-ordination of digital academic repositories. The Open Access concept was primarily introduced in Sweden from library circles which also coloured the arguments used. University leaders started to show an interest from 2002 and their association, the SUHF, issued a report favorable to Open Access in 2003. In the consecutive years both the SUHF and the Swedish Research Council signed the Berlin declaration. The relatively swift change of policy towards a support of Open Access by these two important stakeholders was obviously influenced by the international discussion but also by the way the issue was raised in Sweden and by the absence of a national publisher lobby arguing against Open Access. The development of e-publishing within Swedish higher education started to gather momentum in the years following 2000. Universities either chose...
Jan Hagerlid
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Updated 13 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Jan Hagerlid
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