Building Equitable Access to Knowledge Through Open Access Repositories
Core Reference Title

Building Equitable Access to Knowledge Through Open Access Repositories

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Library & Information Science for 2019.

Nikos Koutras (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Release Date: October, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 319
ISBN13: 9781799811312|ISBN10: 179981131X|EISBN13: 9781799811336|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1131-2


In today’s modern age where information is constantly being shared, intellectual property and protection remains a crucial aspect in economic development. Open access has emerged as a cutting-edge tool that allows writers and authors to share their work freely while still holding protection and security over it. With technology playing a crucial role in economic growth, open access practices could be a key contributor in the innovation and development of information and public policy. What researchers need is a comprehensive approach to the concept of open access practice, its foundations, and current status.

Building Equitable Access to Knowledge Through Open Access Repositories provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of open access publishing practices in the digital age and applications within scientific and academic research. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as copyright protection, social justice, and European Copyright Framework, this book is ideally designed for researchers, scientists, policymakers, librarians, IT specialists, authors, publishers, academicians, and students seeking current research on the advancement of intellectual property rights in today’s technologically driven world.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Copyright Protection
  • European Copyright Framework
  • Greek Copyright Act
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Open Access Justification
  • Open Access Repository
  • Private Property
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing Trends
  • Social Cohesion

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